Sie sind auf Seite 1von 5



The history of basketball began with its invention in 1891

in Springfield, Massachusetts by Canadian physical
education instructor James Naismith as a less injury-prone
sport than football. The game became established fairly
quickly, very popular as the 20th century progressed, first
in America and then throughout the world. After
basketball became established in American colleges, the
professional game followed; the American National
Basketball Association (NBA), established in 1949, grew
to a multi-billion dollar enterprise by the end of the
century, and basketball became an integral part of
American culture.
It consisted of peach baskets and a soccer style ball. He
published 13 rules for the new game. He divided his class
of 18 into two teams of nine players each and set about
to teach them the basics of his new game. The objective
of the game was to throw the basketball into the fruit
baskets nailed to the lower railing of the gym balcony.
Every time a point was scored, the game was halted so
the janitor could bring out a ladder and retrieve the ball.
After a while, the bottoms of the fruit baskets were
removed. The first public basketball game was played in
Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 11, 1892.
The first basketball game[edit]

The first basketball court: Springfield College

On December 21, 1891, James Naismith published rules
for a new game using five basic ideas and thirteen

rules.That day, he asked his class to play a match in the

Armory Street court: 9 versus 9, using a soccer ball and
two peach baskets. Frank Mahan, one of his students,
wasnt so happy. He just said: "Harrumph. Another new
game".However, Naismith was the inventor of the new
game. Someone proposed to call it "Naismith Game", but
he suggested "We have a ball and a basket: why dont we
call it basketball?" The goal was scored by Chase. There
were other differences between Naismiths first idea and
the game played today. The peach baskets were closed,
and balls had to be retrieved manually, until a small hole
was put in the bottom of the peach basket to poke the
ball out using a stick. Only in 1906 were metal hoops, nets and
backboards introduced. Moreover, earlier the soccer ball was
replaced by a Spalding ball, similar to the one used today.

JAMES NAISMITH created basket ball.

Jeremiah 33:3
3 'Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and
unsearchable things you do not know.'

John 3:16
16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal

Luke 11:9
9 "So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.

Psalm 134:2
2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the LORD

Matthew 6:9-13

9 "This, then, is how you should pray: " 'Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name, 10 your kingdom come, your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us today our daily bread. 12
Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.