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  • Where was basketball invented?

  • Dr. James Naismith, undisputedly credited as the inventor of the game of basketball, was born in Ontario, Canada on November 6, 1861.

  • What is basketball?

  • What is basketball? Basketball is a game played between two teams of five players each on a rectangular court, usually indoors. Each team tries to score by tossing the ball through the opponent鈥檚 goal, an elevated horizontal hoop and net called a basket.

  • When was the first professional basketball league founded?

  • Basketball鈥檚 first professional league was founded in 1898, seven years before nets finally replaced the sport鈥檚 original peach baskets. James Naismith devoted little effort to shaping the evolution of the game he invented, although he spent a decade as the University of Kansas鈥檚 founding basketball coach, losing more games than he won.

  • What was the first country to play basketball outside the US?

  • Players shooting into a closed-bottom peach basket in an outdoor game of basketball, 1892. Courtesy of the Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S. Since Naismith and five of his original players were Canadians, it is not surprising that Canada was the first country outside the United States to play the game.