Basketball

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Basketball is a handball game usually played by two teams of five players on the court. A basketball is a spherical object that rolls and bounces. The objective is to get the ball through a hoop mounted high on a backboard at back end. It is a very popular sport worldwide, played with a round and usually orange ball that bounces. Basketball players mainly use skills such as dribbling, shooting, running, and jumping.

The game is played between men's teams or between women's teams. Basketball has been played in the Summer Olympic Games since 1936. The shot clock rule started in 1954. The first basketball game took place in 1892, where the court was half the size of what it is today.In 1891 the game was invented by James Naismith.

History

In early December 1891, James Naismith, a Canadian physical education teacher at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts invented an indoor game called basketball. He invented the sport to keep his students from becoming bored during the winter. Naismith wrote the basic rules and then nailed a peach basket onto a 20-foot tall pole. Unlike modern basketball hoops, the bottom of the peach-basket was still there, so after a point was scored, somebody had to get the ball out of the basket with a long stick. Over time, people made a hole at the bottom of the basket so the ball could go through more easily.

The score of the first game of basketball ever played was 1 - 0. There is a sculpture in Springfield, outside where the first game was held. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is also in Springfield.

Since the rules hadn't been formally written, there was no maximum number of players then, unlike today. This also meant that there were no set rules to the game; Naismith only observed and changed the rules accordingly.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Basketbal
Alemannisch: Basketball
Ænglisc: Cawlþōðer
العربية: كرة السلة
aragonés: Baloncesto
asturianu: Baloncestu
Avañe'ẽ: Ajakakuapytĩ
azərbaycanca: Basketbol
تۆرکجه: بسکتبال
Bahasa Banjar: Baskét
Bân-lâm-gú: Nâ-kiû
башҡортса: Баскетбол
беларуская: Баскетбол
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Баскетбол
Bikol Central: Basketbol
български: Баскетбол
Boarisch: Basketboi
bosanski: Košarka
brezhoneg: Basketball
буряад: Баскетбол
català: Basquetbol
Чӑвашла: Баскетбол
čeština: Basketbal
Cymraeg: Pêl-fasged
dansk: Basketball
Deutsch: Basketball
eesti: Korvpall
English: Basketball
español: Baloncesto
Esperanto: Korbopilkado
estremeñu: Baloncestu
euskara: Saskibaloi
فارسی: بسکتبال
Fiji Hindi: Basketball
føroyskt: Kurvabóltur
français: Basket-ball
Frysk: Basketbal
furlan: Bale tal zei
Gaeilge: Cispheil
Gàidhlig: Ball-basgaid
galego: Baloncesto
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Làm-khiù
한국어: 농구
հայերեն: Բասկետբոլ
हिन्दी: बास्केटबॉल
hrvatski: Košarka
Ilokano: Basketbol
Bahasa Indonesia: Bola basket
interlingua: Basketball
Interlingue: Basketball
italiano: Pallacanestro
עברית: כדורסל
Basa Jawa: Baskèt
ქართული: კალათბურთი
қазақша: Баскетбол
Kinyarwanda: Umupira w’agatebo
Kiswahili: Mpira wa kikapu
коми: Кудсяр
Kreyòl ayisyen: Baskètbòl
kurdî: Basketbol
Кыргызча: Баскетбол
лакку: Баскетбол
лезги: Баскетбол
latviešu: Basketbols
Lëtzebuergesch: Basketball
lietuvių: Krepšinis
Livvinkarjala: Basketbol
magyar: Kosárlabda
मैथिली: बास्केटबल
македонски: Кошарка
Malti: Baskitbol
მარგალური: კარაჩხაბურთი
مازِرونی: بسکتوال
Bahasa Melayu: Bola keranjang
Baso Minangkabau: Bola basket
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Lài-giù
Mirandés: Basquetebol
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ဘတ်စကက်ဘော
Nederlands: Basketbal
नेपाली: बास्केटबल
नेपाल भाषा: बास्केटबल
нохчийн: Баскетбол
norsk: Basketball
norsk nynorsk: Korgball
occitan: Basquetbòl
олык марий: Баскетбол
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Basketbol
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਬਾਸਕਟਬਾਲ
Pangasinan: Basketball
پنجابی: باسکٹ بال
Patois: Baaskitbaal
polski: Koszykówka
português: Basquetebol
Qaraqalpaqsha: Basketbol
română: Baschet
rumantsch: Ballabasket
Runa Simi: Isanka rump'u
русиньскый: Баскетбал
русский: Баскетбол
саха тыла: Баскетбол
Gagana Samoa: Pasiketipolo
Scots: Basketbaw
Sesotho sa Leboa: Kgwele ya ntlatlana
sicilianu: Palla a canistru
slovenčina: Basketbal
slovenščina: Košarka
ślůnski: Korbbal
Soomaaliga: Kubadda Koleyga
српски / srpski: Кошарка
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Košarka
suomi: Koripallo
svenska: Basket
Tagalog: Basketbol
татарча/tatarça: Баскетбол
тоҷикӣ: Баскетбол
Tsetsêhestâhese: Hohtsemo
Türkçe: Basketbol
Türkmençe: Basketbol
Thuɔŋjäŋ: Dökthiɔ̈l
українська: Баскетбол
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: ۋاسكېتبول
Vahcuengh: Lanzgiuz
vèneto: Bałacanestro
Tiếng Việt: Bóng rổ
Võro: Korvpall
West-Vlams: Basket
Winaray: Basketbol
吴语: 篮球
ייִדיש: קוישבאל
粵語: 籃球
Zazaki: Basketbol
žemaitėška: Krepšėnis
中文: 篮球
Kabɩyɛ: Ɖaakuɖe pombo
Lingua Franca Nova: Bascetbal