Generally speaking, basketball is played by 2 teams (5 players each team) on a court with each team trying to score higher by shooting the ball on the hoop. Basketball is an Olympic sport and is popular in many parts of the world, most notably North America, South America, Europe, and China.
Who Invented Basketball?
Basketball was invented in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith as a way to keep his students active during wintertime.
It was not until much later that it became an Olympic sport and one of the world’s most popular sports.
Basic Rules of the Sport
The game is played with a round ball and has certain rules, some of which are:
- The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands (never with the fist)
- The ball can be passed on at any direction with either one or both hands but never with a fist
- The player cannot dribble unless he/she has hit his/her