Basketball was invented in December of 1891 by James Naismith. Naismith introduced basketball at Young Men’s Christian Association Training School ( Now known as Springfield College) in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Basketball is a team sport which has a main goal to outscore the opponent. Each team can put five players at the same time trying to score points by throwing or shooting a ball through the hoop while following a set of rules that is not to be discussed here.
A hoop consists of 18 inches rim in diameter and 10 feet high mounted to a backboard. A team can score two points (inside the three point line, three points (if the player hits outside the three point line), or by free throws (given when a shooting foul was made or by technical foul) which is one point every ball made in the free throw line. Any way this sports are known all over the world so no need to elaborate all the details.
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For me the greatest player who plays basketball is Michael Jordan. How about you? Who do you think is the greatest player plays this sport? Do you play basketball? Which team and players are your favorite?
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