The nba according to the sports guy is the second book by former espn columnist bill simmons. The concept of basketball as a nocontact sport were a part of the game from its inception. Basketball is one of the few sports whose exact origin is definitely known. During the 200809 nba season, 69 players who were eligible for leadership in the main statistical. The most common doubledouble combination is points and rebounds, followed by points and assists. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The worlds largest collection of books, toys, and movies for parents, teachers, and others dedicated to raising smart, confident, and courageous girls. The class of 18 was divided into two teams of nine players. A file copy book was an archival idea devised by woody gelman, a topps company pioneer. Naismith was a 31year old graduate student when he created the indoor sport to keep athletes indoors during the winters. Basketball is built into the fabric of springfield college. A doubledouble is a performance in which a player accumulates a double digit number total in two of five statistical categoriespoints, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocked shotsin a game. It doesnt need a coach you dont coach basketball, you just play it.
Side view of 195758 topps basketball file copy book. What better way to get kids curious about the past than to combine the two. Kids love reading about sports, but it can sometimes be a bit harder to get them excited about history. If you have any questions about this website or have any questions on basketball you can e. No nba player has ever accomplished a quintuple double which is very much like seeing a threelegged flying unicorn and a robotic lochness monster in a poly amorous relationship with a big foot that has a tentacle as one of his arms.
Using a soccer ball as the ball that would be thrown into the target, naismith looked for a target that would be small enough so that a goal could not be made at every attempt, he wrote in his notebook. The history of basketball in the united states stretches back over 100 years to late 1891 to be exact. He invented basketball for fun, as a simple physical education activity not something to be serious about. Bjarkman presents entertaining and factfilled career summaries of the sports great players, its groundbreaking coaches and administrators, and its other oftenforgotten and lesspublicized figures who authored developments crucial to basketball s centurylong. The first professional basketball league was formed in 1898. When the game was first played, peach baskets were nailed up at each end of the gymnasium as goals. If bird got one more steal he would have the first quadruple double in league history involving points, rebounds, assists and steals. History of the game of basketball including the nba and the ncaa.
Like the fifth beatle, there is a fifth player that achieved a quadruple double, albeit a dubious one. It wants you to be weak, kind of, because sometimes i think when youre strong and youre going through contact, they dont call the foul. The history and today this website will inform you about basketball and will go mostly into the history of when it was first thought out. Published in 2009, it covers the history of the national basketball association nba. Nate thurmond had recorded the nbas lone quadruple double in 1974, but it was pointsreboundsassistsblocks. When the game was first played, peach baskets were nailed up at each. The biographical history of basketball gives readers a muchneeded antidote to basketball s historical amnesia. The college was the international ymca training school and the game was invented to provide an indoor activity for trainee ymca leaders. James naismith, a physical education professor and instructor at the international young mens christian association training school ymca today, springfield college in springfield, massachusetts, usa, was trying to keep his gym class active on a rainy day. Discover how basketballs rich and controversial history has shaped the sport into the demanding but rewarding pursuit it has become. Now thats the kind of fact that will someday help you win a basketball history sports trivia contest.
Article its kind of hard because in the nba, the way its built, they want you to flop, antetokounmpo said of playing physically. He was born in 1861 in ramsay township, near almonte, ontario, canada. Up to that point in olympic history, basketball had been played by amateurs, primarily college players. The sport of basketball has come a long way since its humble beginnings in a gymnasium located in springfield massachusetts. The game was invented by springfield college instructor and graduate student james naismith in 1891, and has grown into the worldwide athletic phenomenon we know it to be today. The answers will be on the answers page linked to the questions page. History of basketball in early december 1891, canadian american dr. This page will show all the questions i had about basketball before i started this project, during the process of this project, and even the questions i had after i completed this project. A short history of basketball basketball was invented in 1891 by dr james naismith, a canadian of scottish descent at springfield college massachusetts. In 2019, simmons launched a sequel podcast series, book of basketball 2. The game became established fairly quickly and grew very popular. The concept of basketball was born from naismiths school days in the area where he played a simple childs game known as duckonarock outside his oneroom schoolhouse.
Basketball is a team sport where two teams, usually consisting of players on each team, play against each other on a rectangular court. From the first game in 1906 through the ncaa national championship following the 200910 season, 100 seasons of duke basketball provides fans with an insiders look at duke basketball and the people who have made it a national legendvic bubas, eddie cameron, art heyman, mike krzyzewski, and many others. Individual records 2 individual records basketball records are confined to the modern era, which began with the 193738 season, the first without the center jump after each goal. And if were counting quadruple double with turnovers, james harden had 30 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists and 10 of houstons. As we look back over the many great years of basketball history, its safe to say that its become one of the best sports of all time, with the endless excitement and historymaking moments it has provided us over the years. Bjarkman presents entertaining and factfilled career summaries of the sports great players, its groundbreaking coaches and administrators, and its other oftenforgotten and lesspublicized figures who authored developments crucial to. History of the game of basketball including the nba and. James naismith, an instructor in the ymca training college now springfield college at springfield, mass. Ball, spherical or ovoid object for throwing, hitting, or kicking in various sports and games. A history of hoops the watts history of sports stewart, mark on. Manila phi hosts the first asian basketball championship. There have been only five quadruple doubles by four different players in the nbas entire history.
However, in the 71year history of the league, there have only been four quadruple doubles recorded, all by four different players. Simmonss oneofakind, fivelevel shrine to the ninetysix greatest players in the history of pro basketball. Each team tries to score by tossing the ball through the opponents goal, an elevated horizontal hoop and net called a basket. The story of canadas other game from its invention by a canadian to its current struggle for popularity. This set of informative books will help young readers gain historical perspective and encourage them to think about how technology and the environment have affected the ways people have lived and. A history of basketball for girls and women by joanne. This website will also compare basketball from the beginning to the present. The first of these impressive performances came on march 3, 1990, during a game in which his houston rockets demolished the golden state warriors 129109. Take the following quiz to see just how much you know about basketball history. Seoul kor hosts the first abc u18 championship for men and women 1981. James naismiths brainchild is a popular recreational past. The biographical history of basketball gives readers a muchneeded antidote to basketballs historical amnesia. A doubledouble is a performance in which a player accumulates a doubledigit number total in two of five statistical categoriespoints, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocked shotsin a game.
And ultimately he takes fans to the heart of it all, as he uses a conversation with one nba great to uncover that coveted thing. Books include your teams biggest games and greatest players and offer optional personalization on the cover. The first game consisted of two, nineman teams, two peach baskets, and one soccer ball. Double doubles quadruple doubles season 1lester hudson, ut martin, 2008 career. This set of informative books will help young readers gain historical perspective and encourage them to think about how technology and the environment have affected. The gym they played in was just 54 feet by 35 feet modern courts are 94 feet x 54 feet. The fastest tripledouble in nba history now belongs to. From the first game in 1906 through the ncaa national championship following the 200910 season, 100 seasons of duke basketball provides fans with an insiders look at duke basketball and the people who have made it a national legendvic bubas, eddie cameron, art heyman, mike. Nevertheless, he became basketball coach at kansas in 1900, and lost his first game 488 to nebraska.
Naismiths class played the first game of basket ball two words using a soccer ball and two peach baskets nailed to a balcony railing ten feet above the floor. The history of basketball began with its invention in 1891 in springfield, massachusetts by canadian physical education instructor james naismith as a less injuryprone sport than football. The history of professional basketball has led to the formation of the nba, the worlds dominant basketball league. The final score of that first ever basketball game was 10.
Basketball simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In november 2000, jason kidd pulled off an infamous quadruple double with 18 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 14 turnovers. Thats to say, a quintuple double has never been reported in any professional basketball league. Basketball history basketball was invented during the school year of 189192 at springfield college in springfield, massachusetts. Naismith conceived the idea of attaching peach baskets at opposite ends of the gym on the track that encircled the playing floor.
Find books about basketball history and famous basketball. The objective was to throw the basketball into fruit baskets strapped to the railing of the gym. Estimated production time 15 business days because of the national health crisis. Tw0time nba champion hakeem olajuwon is the only person in nba history to record more than one quadruple double in a game. Basketball, the only major world sport undeniably invented by a canadian, has ironically failed to win canadians hearts more than a century after its creation.
Its a rare feat and also immensely difficult, thus the small. No college in america has dominated the basketball scene the way duke has. Our basketball team history book enables you retrace the history of any n. What is the history of quadruple doubles in basketball. We offer a great selection of books on basketball history, the best teams and matches, album of famous basketball moments, the best choice for every basketball collector. History of basketball the story of the development of the game, from the nba itself. James naismith is known worldwide as the inventor of basketball.
Just one week after professor james naismith invented basketball in 1891 for his male physical education students, female students at nearby smith college had adopted the sport and made it their own. According to several unofficial box scores of the time, wilt chamberlain recorded 3 quadruple doubles in the playoffs in the 1960s. In 2003 he launched, one of the first dedicated basketball websites in canada. Discover how basketball s rich and controversial history has shaped the sport into the demanding but rewarding pursuit it has become. All but one are of the pointsreboundsassistsblocks variety alvin robertson did it with steals instead of blocks. Up to that point in olympic history, basketball had been played by amateurs, primarily college players many of whom would go on to play in the nba. This website will also have information about basketball today. A far cry from what the sport has evolved into today. The ball is mentioned in the earliest recorded literatures and finds a place in some of the oldest graphic representations of play. William chase scored the lone goal from 25 feeta halfcourt shot in that small gym. During the 200809 nba season, 69 players who were eligible for leadership in the. The objective is to get the ball through a hoop mounted high on a backboard on the opponents side of the court, while preventing the opponent from shooting it into your teams hoop. List of players who have come close to getting a quadruple double. Basketball, game played between two teams of five players each on a rectangular court, usually indoors.
Books include your teams biggest games and greatest p. Blocks and steals were not officially kept by the nba until 1972, so while these quadruple doubles may have happened. Jones went to the end of the bench, knelt in front of bird and delivered this information. Seoul kor hosts the first abc championship for women 1970. If a player got into a fight off the court would that affect that persons job as a basketball player.
Theres been four quadrupledoubles not 5 in nba history. May 05, 2009 a lot of great basketball history almost ruined by two things. Allstar games 2020 allstar game, 2019 allstar game, 2018 allstar game, 2017 allstar game. If a team has two 2 or three 3 full timeouts remaining when the fourth period reaches the 2. The definitive book on the greatest game in the history of college basketball, and the dramatic road both teams took to get there.629 1220 242 1446 1486 742 849 457 184 937 1117 126 147 122 611 547 880 944 37 677 339 525 119 232 1124 667 1156 1448 587 167 1291 1301 613 721 506 1017 1006 1073 293 996 1345 382 1028 1370 81 531