Sports and sportsmen.
Basketball is a ball game between two teams of five players, played on both indoor and outdoor courts. Players move the ball by passing it or by dribbling it (bouncing it on the floor) while running. The object of the game is to score the most points by throwing the basketball through the hoop, also called a basket, scoring two points for each basket shot from the field. Three points are awarded for field goals made beyond a specified distance from the basket. In the US the standard court is 94-ft long and 54-ft wide, with a backboard at the center of each end of the court, with a metal hoop 10-ft from the floor attached to each backboard.
James Naismith was the Canadian physical education instructor who invented basketball in 1891.The first formal rules was devised in 1892. Initially, players dribbled a soccer ball up and down a court of unspecified dimensions. Points were earned by landing the ball in a peach basket. Iron hoops and a hammock-style basket were introduced in 1893. Another decade passed, however, before the innovation of open-ended nets put an end to the practice of manually retrieving the ball from the basket each time a goal was scored.
People to play basketball use special ball for basketball and sportswear. Basketball can play in gym-hall, playing-field or place where is two basket.
Learn basketball can in school, sport school, near professional.
The best player of basketball – Michael Jordan.