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Dr. James Naismith is known world-wide as the inventor of basketball. Who was also the KU Basketball Program Founder!!!

Dr. James Naismith is known world-wide as the inventor of basketball. Who was also the KU Basketball Program Founder!!!

James Naismith - Basketball  P.E. instructor James Naismith from Almonte, Canada got the idea to dribble a soccer ball down a court. The trick was to toss the ball into a peach basket. This was back in 1891 when he coached in Massachusetts. He would later write a rulebook for basketball. That’s a Canadian slam-dunk!

James Naismith - Basketball P.E. instructor James Naismith from Almonte, Canada got the idea to dribble a soccer ball down a court. The trick was to toss the ball into a peach basket. This was back in 1891 when he coached in Massachusetts. He would later write a rulebook for basketball. That’s a Canadian slam-dunk!

Did you know that James Naismith invented basketball at a YMCA in 1891??

Meet the Canadian Who Invented Basketball

November 6, 1961 – The U.S. government issues a stamp honoring the 100th birthday of James Naismith. Dr. James Naismith (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was a Canadian-American sports coach and innovator. He invented the sport of basketball in 1891 and is often credited with introducing the first football helmet. He wrote the original basketball rulebook, founded the University of Kansas basketball program, and lived to see basketball adopted as an Olympic demonstration sport in 1904.

November 6, 1961 – The U.S. government issues a stamp honoring the 100th birthday of James Naismith. Dr. James Naismith (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was a Canadian-American sports coach and innovator. He invented the sport of basketball in 1891 and is often credited with introducing the first football helmet. He wrote the original basketball rulebook, founded the University of Kansas basketball program, and lived to see basketball adopted as an Olympic demonstration sport in 1904.

James Naismith (11-6-1861- 11-28-1939) was an American sports coach and innovator. He invented the sport of basketball in 1891.He wrote the original basketball rulebook, founded the University of Kansas basketball program, and lived to see basketball adopted as an Olympic demonstration sport in 1904 and as an official event at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, as well as the birth of both the National Invitation Tournament (1938) and the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship…

James Naismith (11-6-1861- 11-28-1939) was an American sports coach and innovator. He invented the sport of basketball in 1891.He wrote the original basketball rulebook, founded the University of Kansas basketball program, and lived to see basketball adopted as an Olympic demonstration sport in 1904 and as an official event at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, as well as the birth of both the National Invitation Tournament (1938) and the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship…

James Naismith was the man who invented basketball in 1891 and started the University of Kansas basketball program in 1898.  1861-1939.  Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk, KU!

James Naismith was the man who invented basketball in 1891 and started the University of Kansas basketball program in 1898. 1861-1939. Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk, KU!

James Naismith was the Canadian physical education instructor who invented basketball in 1891. James Naismith was born in Almonte, Ontario & educated at McGill University & Presbyterian College in Montreal. He was the physical education teacher at McGill University (1887-1890) & at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts (1890-1895). [click for more]

James Naismith: Physical Education Instructor Who Invented Basketball

James Naismith was the Canadian physical education instructor who invented basketball in 1891. James Naismith was born in Almonte, Ontario & educated at McGill University & Presbyterian College in Montreal. He was the physical education teacher at McGill University (1887-1890) & at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts (1890-1895). [click for more]

Hall of Famer Sarunas Marciulionis was highly critical for some mayor NBA stars  The Lithuanian basketball legend discussed Jonas Valanciunas saying that he is not trusted sufficiently by his teammates and he is not included enough in the system of the Toronto Raptors.   JV has great hands desire and he runs the floor  what more do they want from this guy? If you want more give him more playing time give him the ball and he will do everything.Also they don't understand what if means to pass…

Hall of Famer Sarunas Marciulionis was highly critical for some mayor NBA stars The Lithuanian basketball legend discussed Jonas Valanciunas saying that he is not trusted sufficiently by his teammates and he is not included enough in the system of the Toronto Raptors. JV has great hands desire and he runs the floor what more do they want from this guy? If you want more give him more playing time give him the ball and he will do everything.Also they don't understand what if means to pass…

James Naismith. The inventor of basketball and the first basketball coach at the University 0f Kansas. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!!!!!!

James Naismith. The inventor of basketball and the first basketball coach at the University 0f Kansas. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!!!!!!

Dr. James Naismith the founder of basketball and KU's first coach was an animal lover aww...Who knew? #rcjh

Dr. James Naismith the founder of basketball and KU's first coach was an animal lover aww...Who knew? #rcjh

Le Docteur James Naismith, qui a inventé le basket ball en 1891 tient un panier pour jouer au sport avec sa femme, Maude, en 1928.

James Naismith, inventeur du basket-ball, s’entraîne avec sa femme

Le Docteur James Naismith, qui a inventé le basket ball en 1891 tient un panier pour jouer au sport avec sa femme, Maude, en 1928.

In early December 1891, Canadian Dr. James Naismith ailed a peach basket onto a 10-foot (3.05 m) elevated track. In contrast with modern basketball nets, this peach basket retained its bottom, and balls had to be retrieved manually after each "basket" or point scored

In early December 1891, Canadian Dr. James Naismith ailed a peach basket onto a 10-foot (3.05 m) elevated track. In contrast with modern basketball nets, this peach basket retained its bottom, and balls had to be retrieved manually after each "basket" or point scored