The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play ‘Drop the Handkerchief.’-James Naismith
Today in 1861, the creator of the sport of Basketball was born in Canada. James Naismith was a phys ed teacher and went onto become a doctor. While teaching phys ed at the Massachusetts YMCA, he was told to develop some indoor game that the kids could play during the cold Massachusetts winters. He thought and thought…gathered ideas from other games and voila, basketball was born as a sport in 1890. His rules were less than 600 words; today they’re over 30,000 words. We’re Knicks fans in my home and they’re not starting the season off well.
“Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals.”-James Naismith