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James Naismith Invented Basketball

James Naismith Invented Basketball

Basketball, one of the most popular sports in the world and played by over 300 million people, was invented by James Naismith. It was first used in 1891 at the YMCA training school in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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James Naismith was a Canadian-American of Scottish descent. A physical educator, physician, Christian chaplain, and sports coach, he is best known as the inventor of basketball. After moving to the Un..