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James Naismith

James Naismith (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was an American sports coach and innovator.

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Watching TNS V Queen of the South on S4C now. QoS Manager Gary Naismith, up front James McFadden !!. He hasnt chang…
Yea that's where basketball was invented, you ever hear of James Naismith
Dr. James Naismith is a fraud and thief.
The clip that's gone viral: pulls apart Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre one fact at a time
That Snottie Drippen dude really think he Dr James Naismith
Basketball was invented by a Canadian – Dr. James Naismith. Born on November 6, 1861 near Almonte, Ontario.
Did you know that James Naismith at one point regretted not putting the basket higher?
The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play…
Really enjoyed the opportunity to sit down with Jim Naismith, grandson of Dr. James Naismith, for this unique look…
The only error in this story... James Naismith does have a middle name
Happy Birthday to the most important figure in the history of the game: Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of "basket ball."…
Visiting with basketball legends James Naismith & Phog Allen, just outside of Allen Fieldhouse at KU.
Need to at least reach out to Red Auerbach and James Naismith's ghosts. What's the point otherwise?
Good God Almighty we might be witnessing the peak of the National Basketball Association tonight. Someone wake Dr. James Naismith
Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, practices with his wife Maude, 1928.
the sports they are famous for were invented by white men! (Walter Camp) football, (James Naismith)…
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What do Roy Williams, Dean Smith, & Larry Brown have in common?. James Naismith. Listen to the full story:…
Roy Williams, Larry Brown, and Dean Smith are all part of the James Naismith coaching tree? Cool.
I'd say him too. Not done alot wrong. Naismith done well.
A toss up between burgess or Naismith 👌
Roy Williams learned from Dean Smith, who learned from Phog Allen, who learned from James Naismith. 3 steps from the inventor, that's cool
Dr. James Naismith - the legend behind the game of basketball
For the love of James Naismith, the last thing this game needs is the letters O and T.
Even James Naismith thinks this is ugly
This basketball is so bad James Naismith would recognize it
James Naismith did not invent the game of basketball to be interrupted by stupid replays every 2 mins.
Not exactly the game James Naismith intended...
A whistle on every play. Poor shooting in a stadium. You can almost feel the underground breeze near the grave of James Naismith.
Hello I'm James Naismith inventor of basketball but you can just call me Peachbaskets if u'd like ;) 🍑
you guys may not be a fan of this pace. but imagine how proud James Naismith would be.
Dr. James Naismith felt that getting the ball out of the peach basket was just as important as putting it in.
The first monta Monday had me in tears. I legit was following the story and then the Dr. James Naismith punchline 😂😂😂
Fun fact: Aerosmith was James Naismith's favorite band.
Fact: Steven Tyler hung the first peach basket for James Naismith.
. // peace to the point God, frank mason, for winning the 2017 james a. naismith trophy, as the…
You know what's crazy is that Dr. James Naismith is the only Kansas basketball coach with a losing record. The dude invented the game.
Yep the fans abusing Naismith earlier in the season have shut up
Naismith been quality last few month…
Burgess consistently good and a close 2nd Naismith really only been perfo…
Naismith really?? Good 2017 but was average for the first part of the sea…
Chosen Naismith simply because of the stark contrast to last year and the…
They should put the LI Nets there, would send the fan experience all the way back to the James Naismith days
From 64 to 2. Should be a great contest Gonzaga vs North Carolina. Great tribute to Almonte's James Naismith. (see valleyoldtimers. com)
"It is a narrow mind indeed that puts goals before grace, scores before skill"- James Naismith
One of the world’s most popular sports was born in 1892, when Canadian James Naismith published the 13 “Rules of Basketb…
James Naismith crafted the game around Payne
James Naismith must be rolling over in his grave watching this Bulls game.
Thon Maker took the tips he got from James Naismith to heart.
Fluid situation right now. James Naismith looks to be the front runner 🐺🐾
Kansas' Frank Mason wins the Naismith Trophy for most outstanding player
Commemorating the end of March Madness in the hometown of the man who invented the game - James Naismith. 🏀…
And both Self and Mason competed in home games on JAMES NAISMITH COURT.
Kansas Sr. Guard Frank Mason named as the recipient of the James Naismith College bball player of the year Award.
Fun fact: both Ennis and Meeks played in first ever basketball game 100 years ago with James Naismith coaching both sides.
Congratulations to George McGinnis on his induction into the Naismith Basketball HOF. Pictured here with Scottsburg…
Tracy McGrady and Bill Self headline 2017 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class
As the teams battle it out, we honor James Naismith who invented the game of basketball in 1891 at the…
Had the pleasure of meeting James Naismith, Michelle Obama, Betsy Ross, and Michael Jackson @ the 3rr grade Wax Mus…
Now is talking about basketball *** if yall don't get your *** off my 📺 the last game he played, James Naismith was point guard 😂🏀
On this day 1891 – Physical education teacher James Naismith introduced a game in Springfield, Massachusetts,...
James Naismith would have never invented this sport if he had known there would be a Cory Joseph and Jonas Valanciunas
Dec. 21, 1891: Dr. James Naismith: "There were 18 men in the class. There were three forwards, three centers, and three bac…
Happy 125th birthday to the game of basketball, invented on this date by Dr. James Naismith and then transformed into Hoosier Hysteria!.
Happy Birthday to the game of basketball, which was first played 125 years ago today by James Naismith's hoop friends https:/…
Happy Birthday basketball! It was 125 years ago today James Naismith invented the sport in Springfield, Mass. (The game has pr…
125 years ago James Naismith created the game of Basketball 🏀 (1891)
Today's Historical Earth-shattering Event of the Day:. December 1891, Basketball invented by James Naismith. .
Vince Carter actually dunked on James Naismith right after he invented the sport of basketball.
The Original Rules of the game of basketball written by James Naismith. On display at Allen Fieldhouse at KU.
James Naismith often referred to Ellis as one of his favorite players ever.
Does he enjoy the game more 'cause he so old he remembers b4 it was invented? I bet James Naismith was his HS Coach.
James Naismith is the only Kansas Jayhawks coach to have a losing career record, 55-60. Thoughts?
I hear there's extreme interest in Red Auerbach and James Naismith as well
Mane the playing team ball! Going dumb! This the way James Naismith expect muggfuggas to play lls!!
Basketball doesn't build character, it reveals it. James Naismith
From the most recent episode of "Inside KU":. How a KU professor found the only audio of James Naismith.
I am sure that no man can derive more pleasure from money or power than I d...
I don't think dr. James Naismith was shooting 40 foot threes
Fun fact about Canada: the game of Basketball was created by a Canadian, James Naismith.
James Naismith is the worst kind of human.
Be strong in clean in lofty in ideals. James Naismith
.& returned to the birthplace of basketball to unveil a new court in James Naismith's hometown!.
Like Dr. James Naismith, inventor of modern basketball, always said: When you live by the You can die by the
Lebron is still the best player in the league, go debate James Naismith
From "Inside KU", the story of how the only audio of James Naismith was uncovered by a Kansas professor. https:/…
Daniel Lucius "Doc" Adams name should be engraved in my head like Dr. James Naismith
"Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals” – James Naismith
Perry Ellis is the only KU player history to play for James Naismith, Phog Allen, Larry Brown, Roy Williams and Bill Self
Jamal Crawford's game is garbage. James Naismith spins in his grave every time Jamal crumples like a rag doll after shooting a three.
SE Kansas is on fire, and NW Kansas is getting a blizzard. Either Mother Nature is drinking or James Naismith is cookin up a storm for KU 💨💨
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As I watch the NIT, all I can think is thank god we will never have to ruin James Naismith Court by putting those god awful NIT logos on it.
James Naismith in bronze, that cool.
James Naismith statue lifted into place at DeBruce Center on KU campus
James Naismith statue placed at new DeBruce Center on KU campus in Lawrence.
Sculpture of James Naismith installed Wednesday on KU campus:
Long in the works, bronze sculpture of James Naismith takes a seat outside KU
I think James Naismith said it best when he said *** Perry Ellis is effing old!"
It's crazy that Perry Ellis has been so good under Bill Self, Roy W, AND James Naismith.
James Naismith: And the hoops should be 10 feet or 11 feet?. Perry Ellis: *Looks Up* 10 feet sounds good. Naismith: Agreed
Perry Ellis was James Naismith's best friend in high school..🏀
"Curry would be awful if he had to retrieve the ball out of the peach basket himself like back in my day" -James Naismith
who is dis so called basketball cones sue. I see we got another Dr James Naismith in this Ole
James Naismith's DNA remains could beat this Warrior team
I don't know why Oscar is yapping, I would have crushed him. James Naismith.
3rd grade students learning about Dr. James Naismith from his great grand daughter, Mrs. Cheryl Naismith Ryder
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James Naismith said that b-ball may have been invented in Massachusetts but it grew up in Indiana.
We are working on a Heritage Fair project. Would someone be able to Skype with a few students about Andrew Wiggins/James Naismith?
Did you know that Basketball was invented in the YMCA by Dr James Naismith.
CB is lucky to have the great grand-daughter of Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, teaching at CB!
The inventor of basketball, James Naismith? Oh yeah. He was a SigEp. You're welcome, world.
Dr. James Naismith thank you for invented basketball 🏀🏀🏀
Penn State vs Nebraska pretty sure this is what James Naismith dreamed of when he invented the game.
Every court has a story - including the one in James Naismith's hometown.
Dr. James Naismith, SigEp and inventor of basketball, would've been proud. Congrats to our boys who played hard tonight and clinched the W.
Forrest “Phog” Allen inherited the office from Dr. James Naismith, finishing out his term. He resigned in 1908 to go elsewhere.
Not many know Bernie played basketball in school. Fundamentals? His first coach was probably James Naismith!
.v Kentucky at Allen Field House. The 2 winningest teams in history. Thank you James Naismith!
James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, is the only coach in Kansas history with a losing record.
Adolph Rupp literally beat James Naismith at his own game. By 35% win percentage and 821 wins.
James Naismith invented the game of basketball. Adolph Rupp invented great college basketball.
Kentucky-Kansas prediction courtesy of Dr. James Naismith himself.
well you can just ask James Naismith, Andrew Wiggins, Paul Pierce, and the countless other Jayhawk legends
The entire building is Allen Fieldhouse. The actual court is called James Naismith court.
Phog Allen and James Naismith are in the house tonight
Yep. Perry Ellis learned that from James Naismith himself.
I'd argue that Nov 6th.Sally Field, James Naismith and Ethan Hawk would disagree.
James Naismith sounds like droopy dog
A radio interview from 1939 featuring James Naismith discussing how he invented basketball has emerged
Only known recording of Dr. James Naismith taking it to hoop from down town in the first all star dunk comp ca 1840
Listen to rare radio recording of James Naismith, discovered by KU professor | The Wichita Eagle
Via Exclusive: Listen to James Naismith talk about birth of hoops. An audio rarity.
I'm sure the entire state of Indiana reflects with gratitude, that Dr. James Naismith was born on this day in 1861. ht…
Happy Birthday to the father of Basketball, Dr. James Naismith!. Read more on this important Canadian:...
better? basketball founder James Naismith at Basketball Hall Of Fame, Springfield
FYI the color commentator said Red Grange is his hero, which would be like Shaq saying his hero is James Naismith
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They still trying to ball, I'm James Naismith
Playing on James Naismith Court in 2K just gets me even more excited for the season!!!
I Thank God that the man who made basketball (James Naismith) is a blessing ! 🏀🏀🙏
James Young said attending the Naismith Hall of Fame induction was "greatest experience of my life.". Was motivated by Jo Jo speech
The answer to yesterday's Games & Recreation question: The game of basketball was created in 1891 by whom? - Dr. James Naismith!
Basketball was created by Dr. James Naismith in 1891 using peach basket & a ball. Image Source: hoopsreviews.tumblr
Big shout out to Dr.James Naismith for inventing the game that changed my life ! 💯
The original 13 basketball rules drawn up by James Naismith
13 Original Rules of basketball, as written by James Naismith
Dr. James Naismith invented basketball in 1891 as a way to distract a rowdy class he once taught.
It's going to be Legit (James Naismith) position by position basketball. AND THEY WILL DOMINATE
Really we pay $90 for first score wins double oT! James Naismith is currently turning and rolling in his grave 😂😁😆
The only basketball coach to have a losing record at the University of Kansas is Dr. James Naismith, the INVENTOR OF BASKETBALL.
James Naismith is the inventor of basketball and the only basketball coach at Kansas U to have a losin...
sidenote, on today - July 1st, Canada Day - I wanted to point out James Naismith was Canadian.
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James Naismith rolling over in his grave. “Why stop at Monta and Rondo? J.R. Smith is still out there.”
God bless James Naismith for your gift to the world 🏀
Dr. James Naismith's grave site at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence Kansas.
Paul Pierce will have now played for Doc Rivers twice, Rick Pitino once, Red Auerbach three times, and James Naismith once.
Also Dr. James Naismith, the man who invented Basketball.
once a year a college basketball player or international phenom are sacrificed to the Knicks to appease James Naismith
Hey Americans, do you think you invented basketball? Well, you didn't. Google a guy named "James Naismith"
And on Canada day, 1 more fact: In 1891 was invented by Dr. James Naismith, a from Almonte, Ontario. My, my. Surprise!
My sources tell me the Raptors might be getting James Naismith.
Did you know that James Naismith, YMCA Director of Physical Education, invented basketball in 1891! . Our...
Happy Canada Day!. Here's Canadian born and raised James Naismith with some basketball players.
French Basketball, from Cain to Batum: Basketball, which was invented by the Y.M.C.A. educator James Naismith ...
Canada gives us Frederick Banting, James Naismith, and Alexander Graham Bell and then sticks us with this...
I want less fouls. Fouls are not what James Naismith intended. Out of bounds & full shot clock would reduce dramatically + speed the game up
Don't think Dr. James Naismith had "Hack-a-Whoever" in mind.
not sure “you have to shoot the ball while performing a pistol” is a rule James Naismith would approve of
I wonder if James Naismith would approve of how his creation is being played in today's world in contrast to how he thought the game out
Modern basketball was invented in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, at the International YMCA Training School
Fun Fact: basketball was invented in . 1891 by James Naismith to keep his football team in shape during off season.
I see Bron think he James Naismith lol
- You sound old when you say that. What did James Naismith tell you about that? (I know we're close in age, but..)
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Army chaplain remembered for inventing basketball. Did you know James Naismith was a Soldier?.
Fun fact:The legendary Adolph Rupp played at Kansas under the legendary Phog Allen who was assisted by the legendary James Naismith
I had no idea James Naismith was a sig ep!
College basketball is the greatest thing on earth. There is nothing better. I'm not kidding. Shoutout to James Naismith…
Lmao girl got asked what nationality James Naismith is and she says African American cause he invented basketball!
Red Auerbach, John Wooden and James Naismith couldn't coach this team together. Stop pretending like Fishy rim is the reason.
Coach Dean Smith played 4 Phog Allen, who played 4 James Naismith, who invented the sport. Smith coached MJ the Greatest
James Naismith was from Canada.good thing we still have football.
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Thank you James Naismith for basketball b/c it has shaped some men into the most beautiful creatures.
Gotta go catch the kid Austin Grandstaff'snext game. Boys been out there making James Naismith proud
James Naismith-->"Phog" Allen--> Dean Smith --> Michael Jordan now that connection of basketball royalty that learned from each other.
James Naismith invented basketball and taught/coached Fog Allen who taught/coached Dean Smith who taught/coached Michael Jordan.
Crazy to think Michael Jordan is only 3 degrees away the games inventor James Naismith. Jordan -> Dean Smith -> Phog Allen -> Naismith...
I realize it can't be easy to play a 2-9 B12 team on the road in front of a crowd of 150, but for James Naismith's sake, play w/ some fire.
when you all a sudden remember who invented basketball cause you did a report on James Naismith in the 3rd *** grade
"Be strong in body, clean in min, lofty in ideals.". James Naismith
James Naismith is rolling over in his grave
0 0 Time for James Roberts. Hylton makes way. Enforced change for Stanley, Naismith for Bruna.
Naismith and James Mccarthy at Everton, Andy Robertson, Aluko and Jelavic at Hull.
Dr. James Naismith, 123 years ago today, created the game of basketball. htt…
Coolest thing I heard about Dean Smith this week. Smith played for Phog Allen, who played for the creator of basketball, James Naismith.
thanks for that analysis, James Naismith
I'm beyond disappointed that the is having a fashion show James Naismith has to be turning in his grave.
Jordan coached by Dean Smith who was coached by Phog Allen who was coached by James Naismith who invented basketball
Dr. James Naismith invented basketball. . .taught it to Phog Allen. . .who coached Adolph Rupp. . .and…
Oh yea and thank you James Naismith for the blessing in a ball 🏀
Today's was Dean Smith to James Naismith. 1 hr. Smith to Phog Allen to basketball's inventor. Explains KU hoops tradition.
Nah, I've seen Marcus Smart “James Naismith just rolled over in his grave:
On basketball God James Naismith himself...if the refs would've stayed out the game or called offensive fouls...I'd be hush mouth
Most interesting fact I've heard regarding Dean Smith: He played for Phog Allen who played for James Naismith.
James Naismith just rolled over in his grave:
James Naismith invented the beloved sport.Tony Hinkle invented the orange basketball http:/…
James Naismith when he watches Kendrick Perkins play basketball from heaven
123 years ago today, Dr. James Naismith introduced the first game of basketball in Springfield, Massachusetts.
On this day 123 years ago, the 1st game of basketball was played in Springfield, IL. Thank you Dr. James Naismith!!!
I'm casting Kevin Kline in the role of Dr. James Naismith.
Today In Sports History. 1891 ~ The very first game of basketball was played...thank you Dr. James Naismith
» » This day from the past, December 15th, is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 16 days remaining until the end of the year. → 1256 - Hulagu Khan captures and destroys the Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut (modern day Iran) . → 1791 - The Bill of Rights was ratified this day in Virginia. The Bill of Rights is comprised of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution. → 1832 - Gustave Alexandre Eiffel born, (engineer: designed Paris’ Eiffel Tower and helped design Statue of Liberty; dies Dec 27, 1923). → 1854 - Philadelphia residents were amazed as the first street cleaning machine was put into operation. A series of brooms attached to a cylinder mounted on a cart was turned by a chain driven by the turning of the cart’s wheels. → 1878 - Alfred Bird dies, English chemist and businessman, invented baking powder (b. 1811). → 1891 - James Naismith, from Almonte, Ontario devises The Rules of Basketball, inspired by a childhood game called ...
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Dear sweet Dr. James Naismith inventor of one of the best games ever please send Lance Stephenson back home where he belongs
I am a servant of Dr. James Naismith. With that will come a foul of the technical variety once in a while.
Steven Naismith's reaction to James Tomkin's embarrassing dive on Saturday. Love this.
All I want for Christmas is John Stones/James McCarthy/ Lionel Naismith fully fit!
William Morgan - inventor of volleyball. James Naismith - inventor of basketball
Having Y history drilled into my head has helped me when trivia. Thanks, James Naismith invented basketball, by the way. 🏀
Did you know? ⏩ Dr. James Naismith invented basketball & the first game to be ever played was in December 1891 in...
he killed it there, but also the fact James Naismith was there helps
James Naismith was a Canadian American sports coach and innovator. He invented the sport of Basketball in "1891"
Ol James Naismith would be proud. That was a thrilling display of basketball. Lakers won 112-110 in overtime over Spurs
On this day, Dr. James Naismith at Springfield College invented the game I live to watch
Fun Fact: Basketball was invented in 1891 by James Naismith! He was a teacher at a in Springfield, Mass.
I hope you realize a Canadian created basketball, and with out James Naismith we're not even having this convo.
Hubie Brown was childhood friends with James Naismith
you know what James Naismith said "if you can win in Siberia, you can win anywhere"
The 13 Original Rules of basketball, as drafted by James Naismith
The 13 Original Rules of basketball, as selected by James Naismith
Keith, come to the cc at 10:30, play some good ole' James Naismith Basketball
Original 13 rules of basketball, as selected by James Naismith
Scotland v Republic of Ireland: Steven Naismith puts Aiden McGeady and James McCarthy friendships on hold
Age wrinkles the body, quitting wrinkles the soul. -James Naismith
That was so bad James Naismith just reclaimed his Canadian heritage.
James Naismith the creator of the game we love, the first true baller. Respect 😤👏🙌✊. ...
the last time Kansas basketball played this bad Bill Self compared his struggling team to Dr. James Naismith's.
James Naismith is rolling over in his grave right now
although dr. james Naismith was Canadian.
Dear God, and Saint James Naismith, thank you for this day of basketball. In the name of the crossover, the dunk, and Larry Bird- amen.
Someone should ask Perry Ellis what it was like to be coached by Phog Allen and James Naismith
I know why basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith. But why was Ultimate Frisbee invented?
The original 13 basketball rules drafted by James Naismith
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Kansas is known for James Naismith who invented basketball. Kentucky is known for 16 Final Fours, 8 titles, and the all-…
Fun Facts on Lacrosse Fastest Growing Sport in the United States (source NSGA) Highest College Graduation Rates (source NCAA) Oldest Sport in the United States. What did those pretty good lacrosse players including Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, Gordie Howe and Steve Stamkos do in the off season? Oh yeah, they played a little hockey. Most of their peers growing up played lacrosse when the Spring melt came. Considered the fastest sport on two feet, a favorite of New England Patriots Coach, Bill Belichick, the captain of his college lacrosse team. Lacrosse Rules were created to force cradling specifically to slow down this guy named Jim Brown, arguably one of the greatest football players of all time, because he could trap the ball to his chest with his stick and just blow through defenders. Basketball inventor James Naismith called it, "the best of all possible field games."
Today in 1861, James Naismith was born. He invented basketball, which somehow led to that movie where Shaquille O'Neal play…
On this day in 1861 the inventor of basketball, James Naismith, was born.
Original 13 basketball rules drawn up by James Naismith
The original 13 rules of basketball, as drawn up by James Naismith
Original 13 rules of basketball, as created by James Naismith
If you whisper the phrase "Wizards/Cavs Eastern Conference Finals" 3x, the ghost of James Naismith appears in the mirror and laughs at you.
Sports invented by Canadians: Lacrosse [First Peoples], Basketball [1892, James Naismith], Ice Hockey was first played in Canada by...
James Naismith was formally known as James "DA FLOPPA" Naismith...
Jermaine O'Neal will hope to follow Paul Pierce's example today. James Naismith must be so proud of his former students.
Same with every Head Coach from James Naismith through Roy Williams (helping Bill while sitting above the KU bench).
Today's selection -- from Wooden: A Coach's Life by Seth Davis. In the late 1800s, many religious scholars viewed athletics as a tool of the devil. But liberal Protestant ministers disagreed -- and launched a new movement called 'muscular Christianity.' In this spirit, it fell to young teacher at the International YMCA Training School named James Naismith to invent a new game called "basket ball," and it was the YMCA that spread this new game throughout the country: "The organization that invented and proselytized 'basket ball', (as it was long known), the Young Men's Christian Association, or YMCA, advertised its mission as promoting a person's 'mind, body and spirit.' ... [James] Naismith grew up on a farm (in Ontario, Canada) where he learned the value of a hard day's work. He originally intended to become a minister, but upon graduating from the theological college at Montreal's McGill University, Naismith decided he could have just as much impact through athletics as he could through the ministry. In ...
Edwin Bancroft Henderson " The Grandfather of Black Basketball " a Harvard Graduate and school teacher introduced basketball to African Americans in 1904, during physical education class. The game was created in 1891 by James Naismith.
“Basketball really had its origin in Indiana, which remains the center of the sport.” Dr. James Naismith
Fredette surprises Knicks fans, signed with a Playoff-bound team in Chicago by Jay-R Bayon-on May Thought that after Jimmer Fredette reach a buyout with Sacramento, he is bound to be a Knick. But Knicks fans were shocked when Fredette signed with the Chicago Bulls. Sources said that Fredette officially cleared waivers Saturday and has agreed to sign with the Bulls for a prorated portion of the veteran’s minimum contract. Fredette is shooting a career-best 49.3 percent from 3-point range and is expected to attend Sunday's matinee against his former suitor, the Knicks. BYU Standout Fredette became a nationwide phenomenon during his time at BYU, averaging 28.9 points per game in 2010-11 and winning all three major NCAA Player of the Year awards: the AP, John Wooden and James Naismith. He was selected No. 10 overall in the 2011 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks and immediately traded to the Kings in a three-team draft-night deal. But the collegiate scoring sensation never gained the trust of the coaching sta ...
Basketball's early adherents were dispatched to YMCAs throughout the United States, and it quickly spread through the USA and Canada. By 1895, it was well established at several women's high schools. While the YMCA was responsible for initially developing and spreading the game, within a decade it discouraged the new sport, as rough play and rowdy crowds began to detract from the YMCA's primary mission. However, other amateur sports clubs, colleges, and professional clubs quickly filled the void. In the years before World War I, the Amateur Athletic Union and the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States (forerunner of the NCAA) vied for control over the rules for the game. The first pro league, the National Basketball League, was formed in 1898 to protect players from exploitation and to promote a less rough game. This league only lasted five years. Dr. James Naismith was instrumental in establishing college basketball. His colleague C.O. Beamis fielded the first college basketball team j ...
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After three decades with the league, David Stern recently retired from his position as the commissioner of the National Basketball Association. Though he is three feet shorter than most NBA players, he will be remembered as a giant among the league. It’s fair to say that, although James Naismith was...
Might as well make D-Rose the captain of the East and name John Wooden and James Naismith the Head Coaches..
Good morning everyone! Today in 1981, the American hostage crisis in Iran came to an end. The release came moments after the U.S. presidency passed from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan. The 52 Americans had been held for 444 days. Also today in 1850, Capt. Robert McClure sailed from Britain to search for survivors of the Franklin Expedition in the Canadian Arctic, eventually discovering the Northwest Passage and in 1892, the first game of basketball, invented by Canadian-born teacher James Naismith, was played in Springfield, Mass. Have a great day!
GOOD MORNING! Today is Wednesday January 15, 2014; will be in the 30's with flurries. Today in Sports History: 1892 - In Springfield, MA, the rules of "basketball" by James Naismith were printed in the "Triangle" newspaper. 1934 - Babe Ruth signed a 1934 contract for $35,000. 1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave baseball the approval to play despite World War II. He encouraged night games so that war workers could attend. 1958 - The New York Yankees announced that they would televise 140 games in the 1958 season. 1967 - The first National Football League Super Bowl was played. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs (of the American Football League) with a final score of 35-10. The game was televised by both CBS and NBC and was not a sell out. 1968 - Bill Masterson (Minnesota North Stars) died of a brain injury that he had suffered two days earlier in a game against the Oakland Seals. He was the first casualty in the NHL. 1978 - The Super Bowl was played indoors for the first ti ...
Events January 15 1870 - A cartoon by Thomas Nast, titled, A Live *** Kicking a Dead Lion, appeared on this day in Harper’s Weekly. The cartoon used the donkey to symbolize the Democratic Party. The symbol gave everyone such a such a ‘kick’ that it stuck to the Democrats... and it’s still stuck today. 1892 - YMCA Canada’s Y Triangle magazine published the story of a new game. James Naismith, a teacher at the YMCA International Training School in Massachusetts (later named Springfield College), had invented the game of basketball on December 21, 1891. Naismith attached peach baskets to the lower rail of a balcony, one at either end of the gym. There were eighteen men in Naismith’s class and he promised them that if this game proved to be a failure he would not try any more experiments on them. They went over the rules, divided the group into two teams of nine players each and tossed up the first basketball in history. 1899 - Edwin Markham’s poem, The Man with a *** was published for the ...
Excited to get back on the court for practice/scrimmage in Waltham today. vs tonight. James Naismith in the house today!
“Dr. James Naismith publishes his rules for 'Basketball' on this date in 1892.
Did you know... - Public libraries, night schools for adults, and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes all were pioneered by the YMCA. - During the Civil War, more than 5,000 YMCA volunteers assisted in humanitarian efforts on battlefields, in hospitals and at POW camps. - Dozens of U.S. colleges trace their lineage to YMCA-established schools. - Today’s fitness workouts are an outgrowth of exercise classes developed by Boston YMCA staff member Robert J. Roberts, who coined the term “body building” in 1881. - Camp Dudley, the nation’s first known summer camp, opened in 1885 in Orange Lake, N.Y., beginning a long tradition of YMCA camping programs. - Basketball was invented during the 1890s by physical education teacher James Naismith while attending a YMCA training event in Springfield, Massachusetts. Later, YMCA instructor William Morgan created mintonette, eventually known as volleyball. And in 1950, racquetball was invented by YMCA volunteer Joe Sobek in Greenwich, Conn. - The first gro . ...
Make History in 2014 The world we live in today is a product of God’s grace on man’s creativity, from the basketball which was invented by James Naismith in 1891, the 3 point seat belt by Nils Bohlin in 1959, Steve jobs who is known as the father of digital revolution amongst others, everything was invented by a person who had an idea whether accidental as in the case of the inventor of microwave Percy Spencer who noticed the candy bar in his pocket had melted while standing in front of an active radar set and chose to investigate what others had noticed but ignored and led to the invention of the micro wave oven, or it could be intended to create a better way of achieving or doing something, these men did not stop at having an idea but like Percy Spencer investigated and developed it amidst people who said they could not, or who opined of its impossibility. 2014 is an opportunity to start all over again and achieve those things that eluded us last year. Never underestimate the power of your ideas, .. ...
"What in the name of Dr. James Naismith is going on at this small liberal arts college in Grinnell, Iowa?" — Legendary sportswriter Rick Reilly on the Grinnell Pioneers
On December 1st: In 1835, Hans Christian Andersen published his first book of fairy tales. In 1843, the first chartered mutual life insurance company opened. In 1868, John D Rockefeller began the anti oil war. Ten years later, in 1878, the first telephone in the White House was installed. In 1887, the first time that Sherlock Holmes appeared in print was in "A Study in Scarlet". In 1891, James Naismith created the game of basketball. In 1922, the Royal Air Force's Captain Cyril Turner did the first skywrite. He wrote: "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200". 47,000 people called. In 1929, Edwin S Lowe invented the game of Bingo. In 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to move to the back of bus. In 1959, the first color photograph of Earth was received from outer space. In 1981, the AIDS virus was officially recognized then in 1982, Michael Jackson released his famous album "Thriller". In 1988, NBC set the record when they bid $401M to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics. In 1992, Amy Fisher was sen ...
122 years ago on this day, James Naismith created the game of basketball.
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The bit where he showed up to the court dressed in actual articles of clothing that belonged to James Naismith was left out.
Versace Versace just give me the Naismith because nobody can stop me.
Basketball was invented by James Naismith, a Canadian PE Instructor, in 1891.
Ballin like my name was James Naismith
I want to thank James Naismith for inventing BASKETBALL.
Thanks Mr.James Naismith for create the basketball, thank you
Micheal Ray, sent away, what else do I have to say? BRILLIANCE
HALF TIME DIVERSION: Includes a novelty basketball song and a picture of me that isn't Clyde Frazier!
Now presenting, a bunch of basketball names to the tune and rhyme scheme of We Didn't Start the Fire
That way you can play a sport officially named "basketball", invented in the year of 1891 by James Naismith.
James Naismith's grandson should find this coach and karate chop him in the throat. Great article .
Shoutout to James Naismith for inventing basketball! Thank you man 🙌😃 🏀
""and I moved to guard :p"PereZ=LeBron" I can play everywhere now, so now I'm james naismith
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