James Naismith reveals how Naismith invented basketball in part to find an indoor activity to occupy students in the winter months. When he realized that the key to his game was that men could not run with the ball, and that throwing and jumping would eliminate the roughness of force, he was on to something. And while Naismith thought that other sports provided better exercise, he was pleased to create a game that OC anyone could play.OCO
With unprecedented access to the Naismith archives and documents, Rains and Carpenter chronicle how Naismith developed the 13 rules of basketball, coached the game at the University of KansasOCoestablishing college basketball in the processOCoand was honored for his work at the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin.
About: Rains and Carpenter chronicle how James Naismith developed the original rules of basketball, coached the game at the University of Kansas--establishing college basketball in the process--and was honored for his work at the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin.
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