The first basketball games were played with soccer balls. However, they proved to be unsuitable for dribbling and ball handling. The first manufactured basketballs were produced in 1894 by a bicycle manufacturing company.
James Naismith, a Canadian American physical educator and innovator, invented the game of basketball in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1891 to keep his students active during the winter.
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Basketball, perhaps the most American sport besides baseball, was invented by a Canadian. James Naismith was born in Ontario, Canada and attended McGill University in Montreal (Talion 2010). While born and raised in Canada, James did invent the game of basketball while living in the United States of America. More specifically, he was working at a YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts when he was given the assignment of creating a new game by his boss Dr. Luther Gulick.
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From the YMCA gym to a game played at the Olympics, basketball has certainly come a long way. The game’s popularity grew and it spread from the United States to Canada. Eventually, even a women’s team was formed in 1892, at Smith College. Although the game spread to wherever the YMCA was located, several sports clubs, colleges, and even professional clubs began to play the game.
The Birthplace of Basketball. Basketball is built into the fabric of Springfield College. The game was invented by Springfield College instructor and graduate student James Naismith in 1891, and has grown into the worldwide athletic phenomenon we know it to be today. Springfield College students continue to be innovators and leaders in their fields.