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For The Love Of Basketball
Lisa Piper Menkin Stegeman
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For the Love of Basketball
The HISTORY OF BASKETBALL
1891 Basketball is invented by Dr. James Naismith
1895 The backboard is introduced
1898 The first professional league
the National Basketball League
1908 The dribbler is permited to shoot the ball
and the NCAA eliminates the double dribble.
1920 Players are allowed to re-enter the game.
1925 The first major professional league,
the American Basketball Association is formed. The ABL
1930 Professional leagues eliminate the double dribble.
1931 The American Basketball League disbands.
1937 The National Basketball League
is formed. The NBA
1954 The NBA introduces the shot
clock to curtail stalling tactics.
1960 The Minneapolis become the first
team to move to the West Coast as they
become the Los Angeles Lakers
1961 The rival American Basketball League
begins play and introduces the three-point shot.
1992 Professional basketball players
are allowed in the Olympics and the
"Dream Team" (featuring Michael Jordan,
Larry Bird and Magic Johnson) is born.
Today you can not turn on the t.v. With
Out seeing something related to
Basketball . Weather it is the game or
The players themselves.
It has influenced
Music, style, dress, and
every aspect Of our lives. Like
Kobe Bryant, LeBron James,
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,Dwayne wade, Dr. J
June 14th, 2013
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