Then he explained the rules and started the first game of basketball. Naismith went on to attend McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Most of the fouls were called for running with the ball, though tackling the man with the ball was not uncommon. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Archived from on November 23, 2007. He was a talented and quick-moving athlete who played for McGill in , and.
In his lifetime he had acquired about 11 academic degrees. He returned and completed his high school equivalency in 1. He named the game 'basketball' and came up with 13 basic rules for it. In 1935, the created by Naismith's pupil Phog Allen collected money so that the 74-year old Naismith could witness the introduction of basketball into the official Olympic sports program of the. James Naismith the task of inventing a new game. Naismith analyzed the most popular games at the time — rugby, lacrosse, soccer, baseball and football — in hopes of taking the best from each sport and including it in his game.
I just never saw winning as important. He was the first member in 1959. Some wanted to name it Naismith Ball as a tribute to its inventor, but James Naismith demurred. He was a member of the and fraternities, and regarding his spiritual beliefs, Naismith is remembered as a. Initially, players dribbled a soccer ball up and down a court of unspecified dimensions. In 1935, basketball became an official sport of the Olympics. It is believed that Naismith drew up the rules of his new game of Basketball in about an hour.
In the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada, women basketball became an Olympic event following the 1936 Olympic introduction to make athletes. Naismith won many Wicksteed medals for outstanding gymnastics performances. He thought of combining all theses activities and invent a game that could be played indoors with minimum chances of injury and stress on the fitness and health of the students. Basketball was introduced at the Berlin Olympics in 1936. The confusion has been compounded by a small sign on the corner of the building where basketball was invented.
Nevertheless, Naismith has one of the greatest coaching legacies in basketball history, as he coached coach , who himself coached Hall of Fame coaches , , and at the University of Kansas. James Naismith was born in Almonti, Ontario in Canada. In case of a draw, the game may, by agreement of the captains, be continued until another goal is made. Secondly, he saw that most physical contact happened while running with the ball, dribbling or hitting it. Finally, Naismith further reduced body contact by making the goal unguardable, by putting it high above the player's heads. Naismith was 78 years old.
When he was nine, his parents died from. The janitor came back with two peach baskets instead. The ball must be held in or between the hands; the arms or body must not be used for holding it. Archived from on November 19, 2007. The side making the most goals in that time shall be declared the winner.
In these early days, most basketball games were played against nearby teams. He was an educator and leader, dedicated to developing character through sport, and devoted to serving society. Naismith won many Wicksteed medals for outstanding gymnastics performances. As the reports, Naismith was not interested in self-promotion nor in the glory of competitive sports. He is often credited with introducing the first football helmet.
The was named after him. The first game was played with a soccer ball and two peach baskets used as goals. Naismith wanted games to be played for fun and exercise, and not with an unhealthy competitive spirit. For example, Rule 7 states if either side makes three consecutive fouls it will count as a goal for the opponents. By the turn of the century, there were enough college teams in the east of the U. For me, the game is about exercise and good-natured competition. The couple had five children.
In these early days, most basketball games were played against nearby teams. The teams had nine players, and used a soccer ball. So he thought of creating a game that was vigorous, and at the same time, clean and fair for the players. Today basketball has grown to become one of the world's most popular sports. .
The International Basketball Federation also named him the honorary president of their federation. The First Basketball Game Naismith took two peach baskets and attached them at each end of the gym around 10 feet high. A player cannot run with the ball. He observed that the existing games like football, soccer, rugby, and lacrosse were pretty rough. He left Montreal to become a teacher at the in. His charge was to create a game that was easy to assimilate, yet complex enough to be interesting.