Historical Impact Of Basketball

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Michael Jordan once said “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” The sport of basketball is not easy; it takes pride, awareness, practice, and confidence. How far of an impact has basketball made into the world of sports? Basketball holds a lot under its belt. In the beginning it was small, but now, the sport of basketball has overcame the impossible. The sport of basketball is now one of the biggest sports in the U.S and all around the world today, and it has greatly impacted our lifestyle and records are broken every day. How was the sport of basketball created? Basketball was invented in the 1890s in the YMCA corporation in New England (“Basketball : A”). The YMCA corporation was looking for …show more content…
For Example; the sport combined with the sport of soccer to use the soccer ball (“Basketball : A”). Basketball was invented by an YMCA councilor named James Naismith. James was born on November 6th, 1861 on a farm in Canada in the small town of Almonte (“Basketball : A”). James Naismith’s parents passed away when James was only 8 years old;therefore, James grew up living with his uncle (“Basketball : A”). In 1883, James left Almonte for McGill University where he earned a degree in theology (“Basketball : A”). James Naismith attended the YMCA as a student in 1890, then was asked to join the faculty in 1891(“Basketball : A”). James Naismith tried to modify the sports of football and soccer before ever thinking about the development of basketball (“Basketball : A”). Naismith developed a first set of 13 rules in a less of an hour (“Basketball : A”). Basketball was first started out using two peach baskets (“Basketball : A”). The first game of basketball was held on December 21, 1891; consisted of nine players on each team (“Basketball : A”). Dr. Naismith passed away in 1939 at the age of 78 (“Basketball : …show more content…
This man is one of the best three-point shooters ever in the league; holds the best 3-point percentage with an accuracy of .4540; that man is Steve Kerr (“NBA”). Hakeem Olajuwan has set the NBAs records for the most all-time blocked with 3,830 blocks (“NBA”). Wilt Chamberlain leads the all-time record list with 23,924, he also holds several other records (“NBA”). Kareem Abdul-Jabbar holds the most all-time career points with over 38,387, he also holds the most personal fouls with 4,657 (“NBA”). This man still plays in the NBA to this day, he holds the best 2-point FG accuracy with a .5915; that mans name is Tyson Chandler that now plays for the Dallas Mavericks
“HBO” (“NBA”). Karl Malone holds the most turnovers in the NBA with over 4,524 turnovers (“NBA”). John Stockton holds the top spot of the all-time list with over 15,806 assists, he also holds the list with the most steals with over 3,265 (“NBA”). A NBA finals rival for John Stockton; Michael Jordan holds the most free throws in the league with 1,463 (“NBA”). The 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers hold the records for the longest winning streak in the NBA with 33 straight wins

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