Interesting Facts About Basketball

  • James Naismith, a teacher at a YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts, is credited with inventing basketball in 1891.
  • The first hoops were actually just peach baskets and the first backboards were made of wire.
  • Two leagues called the National Basketball League (NBL) and the Basketball Association of America (BAA) merged after the 1948-49 season to become today's National Basketball Association (NBA).
  • The NBA instituted the three-pointer before the 1979-80 season, an idea it borrowed from the ABA.

All of these Cool facts were taken from Factmonster.com. Here is the links to the page I got the information from below;

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