The canadian town of almonte, ontario, is to honor one of it's native sons, dr james naismith, the inventor of basketball. There is some evidence that dr naismith borrowed components for the game of basketball from lambert g will this evidence disputes the claim that dr naismith was the sole inventor of the game a team photo shows will's team with a dated basketball before naismith's claim of having the first game[11. James naismith: inventor of basketball topic: james naismith and the invention of basketball organization: topical specific purpose: to achieve a better understanding of the basketball legend, james naismith i introduction a attention getter: imagine a life without the game of basketball. Dr james naismith the man who invented basketball basketball was only one piece of naismith's colorful life naismith always felt his mission was to improve the.
Basketball, one of the most popular sports in the world and played by over 300 million people, was invented by james naismith in order to provide athletic distraction for his students at a young mens christian school in massachusetts. James naismith (november 6, 1861 1899 university of kansas basketball team, with dr james naismith at the back, right personal life james naismith was the. James naismith  1861-1939 canadian physical education teacher the canadian-born physical education instructor james naismith  made an indelible mark on sports history when he invented the game of basketball in springfield, massachusetts, in december 1891.
Over 125 years ago, dr james naismith invented the game of basketball in 1891 when he was 30 years old naismith was a canadian working as a physical education instructor at the international ymca training school in springfield, massachusetts. 8 interesting facts about james naismith dr james naismith worked as a physical education instructor after the invention of basketball, naismith would. Dr naismith was so much more than the inventor of the sport and james naismith: the man who invented basketball is a well written documentation of his outstanding attributes as an educator, religious scholar and leader of young people naismith lived his entire life without regard for personal glory or financial rewards, but rather for.
Most sports fans know something about dr james a naismith, the inventor of basketball naismith became the first basketball coach life of dr james naismith. Dr james naismith, undisputedly credited as the inventor of the game of basketball, was born in ontario, canada on november 6, 1861 as an orphaned youth living with his uncle and grandparents, he was an avid athlete, participating in various unorganized outdoor activities and, later at mcgill university, in the organized sports of lacrosse, rugby, football, gymnastics, and soccer. From a minister to a pe teacher to a inventor at first when james was in college, he wanted to dr james naismith invented basketball on a introduction. Directed by burt kearns with carmelo anthony, red auerbach, rick barry, jerry colangelo the life and legacy of dr james naismith, inventor of the game of basketball and its 13 original rules, is told through the mission of his grandson, ian, who travels the country in an rv, carrying the original rules in a golden attache case, spreading the cause of sportsmanship.
James naismith was a canadian-american inventor of the world famous sport basketball he was the sports coach at the university of kansas introduction of. James naismith (november 6, 1861 - november 28, 1939) was a canadian-american physical educator, physician, chaplain, sports coach and innovator he invented the game of basketball at age 30 in 1891. James a naismith, (november 6, 1861 - november 28, 1939) bachelor of arts, master of arts (postgraduate), doctor of medicine, and doctor of divinity, was the inventor of the sport of basketball the majority of his 13 rules of basketball are in effect in the national basketball association (nba) to this day.
1899 university of kansas basketball team, with dr james naismith at the back, right the university of kansas started a men's basketball program in 1898, following naismith's arrival this was six years after he had invented the game, there he was employed as chapel director and physical education instructor. Basketball: its origin and development [james naismith, james naismith: the man who invented basketball carries a new introduction by william j baker, a.
James naismith, basketball inventor and coach 'tis april and the fancy of many has lightly turned tobasketball, a sport literally invented in 1891 by one man, james naismith (1861-1939) he was a canadian (until 1925) who at the time was a physical education instructor at the international ymca training school, which became springfield. Find the 10 best james naismith quotes of all times bringing you the best quotes of every topic, author, celebrity, movies and tv shows come inside to see our list. Invention of the game the game of basketball as it is known today was created by dr james naismith in december 1891 in springfield, massachusetts, to condition young athletes during cold months.