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Essay on Basketball

Basketball is one of the most popular team sports. It is a great way to follow the famous proverb – “A sound mind in a sound body”. All you need to play it is a ball, hoop and good and comfortable basketball court.

Talking about this prominent kind of sport, it is important to make a small excursus to the history of basketball. Originally, this game was invented in Canada. The name of the inventor is James Naismith, who was a professor at the Springfield University. The first most significant game took place in New York. It happened in 1934 and more than 15 000 fans witnessed the New York – Notre Dame Game, which ended with the score 25:18. In 1950’s this kind of sport became one of the most admired indoor games.

The rules of this famous game are quite simple. The number of players in each team should be usually 5 playing against the other 5 players. All in all, there are 12 players. To talk about well-known NBA, there are 29 teams in it. In addition, there are 348 basketball players and free agents (the number of them runs to more than 100).

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