The Man Who Made Basketball Essay

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Who invented the game of basketball to start with ? The man who made basketball was none other than James Naismith. Dr. James Naismith is known world-wide as the inventor of basketball. He was born in 1861 in Ramsay township near Almonte Ontario, Canada.
His parents were John and Margaret Naismith , they were Scottish immigrants who had sadly died in a typhoid when Naismith was only nine years old making him an orphan. He was then to be raised by his strict and very religious grandmother and later by a bachelor uncle. Naismith through his life enjoyed hunting, the outdoors, and sports. He had dropped out of high school to work as a logger in lumber camp for five years then he came back to finish his secondary education and and attended McGill University in Montreal in 1883. He graduated in 1887 with an A.B. degree in theology. Intending to be a minister but he continued his theology major at Presbyterian College in Montreal for three years and graduated from there in 1890.
He originally got the idea of the game of basketball from his school days where he played a child 's game known as duck-on-a-rock. The objective of the game was attempting to knock a "duck" off the top of a large rock by tossing another rock at it. Naismith went on to attend McGill University where he went on to be a athletic director at the university. James Naismith moved on after attending the university to the YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1891, where the sport of basketball…

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