A Short History Of Basketball – From Springfield To NBA

The sport of basketball, definitely among the most viewed sports across the globe was originally designed as a less injury-prone physical exercise. Yes, the inventor of the game, Dr. James Naismith from Massachusetts thought so.

It was owing to this quality of the game that he went on to invent a sport which was to go on to become an inextricable part of American culture. Originating from the Americas the sport went on to become one of the most loved modern sports. The rules of the game to begin with entirely different from what we have today.

Spread By The US Army After Invention

As the game made its way to the Army playing area, it started spreading at an increased rate. During World War I, the US Army fought multiple battles all along the European continent and wherever they went, they took the game with themselves. Just like that, the game reached where it could never have if not for the US Army and the infamous World War.

Apart from the US Army, it was YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) that played a significant role in further spreading the sport. Especially in Canada, YMCA had everything with making the game favorite of the masses in a short time in Canada.

The Birth Of NBA

After and around World War II, the game had gained enough prominence. From then on, the popularity of the game only increases to great heights. It was in the year 1976 when the authority was found which was to control the game in America. The name of the authority was NBA (National Basketball Association) which was destined to become a household name across the globe.

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