The Game Of Basketball Is Not For Fun And For People 's Entertainment

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The Game Of Basketball Basketball is simply for fun and for people’s entertainment. Over the years it has evolved into one of the greatest sports. It is played by people of all ages from the Olympics to professionals, even the youth play it. Now athletes have a fun way to condition over the winter for other sports or maybe they even made basketball their hobby. It has impacted the world. The game itself was invented in the year of 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts. It consisted of two peach baskets, eighteen players and a soccer style ball. The goal was to work with your teammates to score points by making the ball in your teams peach basket. The first game was played nine versus nine. Each time someone made a basket the balls had to be retrieved manually, which delayed the game. Eventually, that problem was somewhat solved by putting a hole in the bottom of the peach basket. However, the hole was not big enough for the ball to fall straight through so the ball would then be poked out by a stick. The game had thirteen rules: 1-The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands. 2-The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands, but never with the fist. 3-A player cannot run with the ball. The player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it, allowance to be made for a man running at good speed. 4-The ball must be held in or between the hands. The arms or body must not be used for holding it. 5-No shouldering, holding, pushing, striking…

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