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Who invented Basketball?

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I. Muller

I. Muller

I. Muller
I. Muller, Math Professor, North Carolina

Answered May 06, 2020

James Naismith invented basketball in Springfield in 1891. He was a Canadian American physical educator, physician, Christian chaplain, and a sports coach.

He was born in Almonte, Ontario, on the 6th day in the month of June 1861, and he died on the 28 days in the month of November 1939.

He propended the original rule for basketball. Naismith founded the basketball game when he was teaching in the International YMCA training school in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Naismith's received a lot of awards such as FIBA hall of fame, Canadian Basketball hall of fame, Ontario hall of fame, McGill university hall of fame, and others. In 1898, he received his medical degree in Denver and later became the athletic director and coach of Kansas Jayhawks.

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L. Hawkes

L. Hawkes

L. Hawkes
L. Hawkes, Teacher, Memphis

Answered Aug 08, 2019

The correct answer to this question is James Naismith, and he created the sport of basketball. His creation came in 1891 when he was 30 years old. Not only did he create the sport, but he wrote the rules of basketball. James Naismith also was the founder of the basketball program at the University of Kansas.

13 years later, Naismath was able to see his sport become demonstrated at the Olympics and see it become an official event at the Berlin Summer Olympics in 1936. He created basketball after his difficulties with combating a rowdy class and the urge from his boss to create something to keep them in shape.

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Ruso

Ruso

Ruso
Ruso

Answered May 24, 2019

James Naismith
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