Interesting facts about basketball

May 22, 2009 | In: Sport Facts

Basketball was invented by James Naismith in 1891. James Naismith was an Canadian physical education instructor at a YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Basketball made his debut at the Summer Games in Berlin, Germany in 1936, as outdoor sport.

The Boston Celtics are one of the all-time greatest NBA teams. They on the most NBA championships (17), including seven straight from 1960 to 1966. The first ball use in basketball was actually a soccer ball.

At 13 age old Shaquille O’Neal was 6ft. 6in. tall.

Michael Jordan scored 16 points in his first official game for Chicago Bulls and the public loved him and became a star right away.

In 1967, the slam dunk was made illegal! The much-loved dunk was made legal again in 1976.

Three-point shots were established in 1986.

Cal Hubbard is the only member of both the baseball and football halls of fame.

Most blocks in NBA career: Hakeem Olajuwon (3,830) .

The first basketball game was played 9-on-9.

Ron Artest pulled Paul Pierce’s shorts down while defending him in a game. Paul Pierce quickly made a 3 Pointer.

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