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A Brief History of Basketball

A Brief History of Basketball

Update: 2023-01-172


On December 21, 1891, a physical education teacher in Springfield, Massachusetts, looking to keep athletes occupied during the winter, hung some peach baskets on the balcony of the gymnasium. 

With these peach baskets and an old soccer ball, he created something that revolutionized sports and became one of the most popular games in the world. 

Learn more about the history of basketball and how it became a global phenomenon on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily.

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Comments (1)

Nic Baye

This is my first ever comment for an amazing podcast. That being said. Most of this episode is inaccurate and Gary, is not your fault. Naismith wanted it that way. He stole the game and the roles and made them his own. Lambert Will was the inventory of basketball. He invented it months before James did. It has already been proven. The National Basketball Hall of Fame had an entire exhibit dedicated to Lambert Will and his invention of basketball, which disappeared or have been seen since it was displayed and then removed. This comment could go on forever Gary. I would love it if you researched that story and did an episode about that. Then we could hear the real story. Great podcast and I am proud to be part of the "completionist club" . Can't wait for the keys to the clubhouse with the secret entrance tunnel.

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A Brief History of Basketball

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