Ten fun facts about Basketball
In the very beginning the color of the basketball was brown, but later it was changed into a brighter color; that is orange.
The first basketball game took place in 1982, where the court was half the size of today's courts, and only one point was scored during the match.
The NBA (National Basketball Association) was founded in 1949, after the combination of the NBL (National Basketball League) and the BAA (Basketball Associate of America).
Basketball was first played by a soccer ball untill it was changed in 1929.
Michael Jordan is considered one of the best basketball players around the world. The record score of 5,987 made him a legend in the world of basketball.
The reason why a backboard was added is because the audience in the balcony used to interfere in the game by handling the ball.
In 1967, slam dunks were considered illegal; nine years later it was legalized again.
The first hoop was like a peach with a bottom and every time a team scores, the referee would climb a ladder to get the ball.
Women's basketball began in 1892, and some rules were modified to fit women.
The game was made an official Olympic game in berlin Germany, 1936.
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