This article is about the sport. James Naismith, the inventor of the game, stands with the original equipment for the game, a peach basket and a ball.
This article is about the sport. James Naismith, the inventor of the game, stands with the original equipment for the game, a peach basket and a ball. The game basic basketball rules pdf many individual techniques for displaying skill—ball-handling, shooting, passing, dribbling, dunking, shot-blocking, and rebounding. Basketball is one of the world’s most popular and widely viewed sports.
These laces could cause bounce passes and dribbling to be unpredictable. Eventually a lace-free ball construction method was invented, and this change to the game was endorsed by Naismith. Dribbling was not part of the original game except for the “bounce pass” to teammates. Passing the ball was the primary means of ball movement. Dribbling was eventually introduced but limited by the asymmetric shape of early balls. The peach baskets were used until 1906 when they were finally replaced by metal hoops with backboards.
A further change was soon made, so the ball merely passed through. Whenever a person got the ball in the basket, his team would gain a point. Whichever team got the most points won the game. The baskets were originally nailed to the mezzanine balcony of the playing court, but this proved impractical when spectators in the balcony began to interfere with shots. Frank Mahan, one of the players from the original first game, approached Naismith after the Christmas break, in early 1892, asking him what he intended to call his new game.