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James a naismith (november 6,1861- november 29,1939) was an canadian-american inventor/head coach/ and collegiate instructor naismith invented the game of basketball in december 1891 the basketball hall of fame was named in his honor. Basketball inventor james naismith recounts the first game ever played, in an unearthed interview that's the only known recording of him speaking a recently unearthed audio recording from a 1939 radio program features naismith describing the first basketball game ever played he set up two. James naismith was a canadian-american inventor of the world famous sport basketball naismith made the first game of 'basket ball' in 1891 and wrote the formal conditions of the game in which players played nine versus nine, handled a soccer ball and the goals were a pair of peach baskets. James naismith biography and the history of basketball dr naismith was so much more than the inventor of the sport and james naismith: the man who invented basketball is a well written documentation of his outstanding attributes as an educator, religious scholar and leader of young.
As basketball grew in popularity, naismith did not engage in promotion of the game or push for publicity or self-promotion naismith never imagined or witnessed the immense popularity and huge financials of basketball as we know it today his biggest reward was when he was sponsored by the. James naismith biography - the innovator of the basketball game, james naismith, a physical education teacher by profession, was born on he studied physical education from his native school in montreal where he discovered basketball in 1891 it was one day at his training school when he took. Encyclopedia of world biography on james naismith basketball is the only major modern sport that was invented by an individual it did not evolve from another sport, such as football and soccer did, but rather was created in almost the identical form that it is played in today by a man named james.
James naismith's wiki: james naismith (november 6, 1861 - november 28, 1939) was a it used a peach basket attached to the wall 1899 university of kansas basketball team, with dr james naismith at the back, right naismith museum & hall of fame: biography of james naismith. James naismith, public servant for years, he was a popular sunday school teacher he was a popular speaker with the chautauqua program, on topics ranging from child development to the physical development of college athletes to the origin of basketball as an ordained minister (from. Learn about james naismith: his birthday, what he did before fame, his family life, fun trivia facts, popularity rankings, and more canadian educator, physician, and coach who became famous for inventing basketball in 1891 he founded the university of kansas basketball team and authored the.
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