NBA star LeBron James dunks the ball into the basket.Photo: AP
January 20, 1892: The first basketball game ever was held in the United States of America. Guru James Naismith invents the game for everyone who finds American football too brutal. We wish you a Merry Christmas with 10 great basketball videos.
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1:0. A football score does not happen in basketball. Or rather: nothing more. Because it's like yourself On January 20, 1892 When two teams face each other in a basketball game for the first time in Springfield, Massachusetts, the matchup ends with exactly this score: 1-0.
Physician and educator James Naismith developed the sport because he found the indoor version of American football a bit difficult, and the games often got out of hand. Basketball, according to Naismith's vision, should be a somewhat disembodied activity.
Seal of the inventor
Over the years the rules have changed, for example, dribbling, which was initially prohibited, is permitted. This is how a sport develops that is often amazing to watch and hugely popular, especially in the United States of America.
Inventor James Naismith has been honored several times for his work. The Basketball Hall of Fame was named after him, his likeness appeared on a postage stamp and the best college player of the season could look forward to the “Naismith Player of the Year Award.”
Yay, the sport of basketball is 132 years old today! What do we benefit from it? Some of the best basketball videos on YouTube.
Dream Team 1992
Disciplining the King: The Final Blow
The best there ever was
The coolest thing ever
The smallest one that ever existed
The first Swiss in the NBA
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No alley, just oooops!
A colleague suggested adding a video by Spud Webb to this list. I admit: I didn't know his name. So head over to YouTube – and you should see what I found there too!
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