Where Can You Find a Basketball History Time Line?


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Time lines showing the history of basketball can be found on Ultimate-Youth-Basketball-Guide.com, ballhistory.com and Timetoast, as of 2015. The time lines show important events in the history of basketball, starting with the invention of the sport.

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Basketball was invented in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith. He was an instructor at a YMCA training school and wanted to develop something that could be played indoors to keep young men occupied during the long winters. A soccer ball was used to play the game until the first basketball was marketed in 1894. The first professional basketball game was played in New Jersey in 1896.

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