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Who invented basketball?


This week, we have a TPL Kids website visitor who is ready for the next NBA season to start. The very timely question posed by this website visitor is, who invented basketball?

A Canadian invented basketball!

According to the Canadian Encyclopaedia, James Naismith invented basketball. In fact the first game was played on 21 December 1891 at Springfield College. Naismith fastened the baskets on ten-foot balconies at opposite ends of the gym, posted the rules on a nearby wall and waited in anticipation.

So be proud that another one of the world's most popular sports was invented by a Canadian. 

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