When was basketball invented?

Answer The sport of basketball as we know it was invented by a Canadian doctor named James Naismith in late 1891. After developing rules for the game, the first organized basketball game was played at the... Read More »

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Who invented women's basketball?

Women's basketball was created by Senda Berensson Abbott in 1892, just one year after Dr. James Naismith created the game for men. Abbott was a gymnastics instructor at Smith College who adapted t... Read More »

Who invented basketball games?

Dr. James Naismith invented basketball in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Originally, the name of the game was spelled "basket ball," players shot a soccer ball into a peach basket and running ... Read More »

Who invented basketball shoes?

Evidence exists that basketball shoes may have been created in 1893. The Colchester Rubber Company in Connecticut made a pair of shoes two years after the invention of basketball in 1891. In 1902, ... Read More »

Who invented the basketball goal?

Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, cut the bottoms out of peach baskets for the game's first goals. Naismith came up with basketball when he was teaching a P.E. class in Springfield, M... Read More »