Basketball: Dribbling and Game Essay

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My Talent The game of basketball was invented in Canada by a man named James Naismith. Naismith was a physical education teacher for Springfield College. He wanted to invent a new game for his gym class, so he made a game called Basketball in 1891 (Bellis, M. (n.d.). Naismith combined American football, hockey, and soccer to create this game. The thing that those three sports didn’t have in common with basketball was that basketball is an indoor sport. In the beginning stages of the game, there were nine players for each team on the court. Players would dribble a soccer ball around a court without any dimensions. The way a person would score a basket was landing the ball into a peach basket that was raised 10 feet into the air. (Oracle. (n.d.) After every time a person would score, somebody would have to climb up and receive the soccer ball from the peach basket. A decade later, people decided to cut the bottom of the basket out. A few years after this, the game started to use iron rims with netting at the bottom.
When the game was first introduced, there were thirteen rules. Some of the rules were that the ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands. The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands, but never with the fist. A player cannot run with the ball. The player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it. The ball must be held by the hands. The arms or body must not be used for holding it. No shouldering, holding, pushing, striking or tripping in any way of an opponent. The first infringement of this rule by any person will count as a foul; the second will disqualify him until the next goal is made or, if there was evident intent to injure the person, for the whole of the game. No substitution will be allowed. A foul is striking at the ball with the fist, violations of Rules 3 and 4 and such as described in Rule 5. If either side makes three consecutive fouls, it will count as a goal for the opponents (consecutive means without the opponents in the meantime making a foul) as stated in the rule book written by James Naismith (Naismith, J. (n.d.). These rules are still in place now a day. However, the rules have been enhanced and more efficient in protecting the players now a day.
People that do not know much about the game think that all a player needs to do is throw the ball into the orange hoop. Basketball is not just that simple. The equipment a person needs to start playing is a pair of shorts (preferably shorts that are about an inch above your knees), a t-shirt, a pair of sneakers that support your ankles, a basketball, and a basketball hoop. The game of basketball is very convenient for all people. All a person needs is a ball and a basketball hoop. A gym is usually not the starting grounds for many players. Usually, players start in their drive ways on a little nine foot rim, before they increase their skills.
The skills a person will need to play basketball is to shoot, dribble, and pass. In the game of basketball, you will be using your fingertips more than anything. The art of shooting is to have the ball in either of your strong hands and use the other hand to guide the ball. As the ball is sitting in your dominant hand, with your arms bent raise the ball just over your forehead, and let the ball roll off your fingertips. Aim for the basketball hoop, and hopefully you will make the basket.
The art of dribbling is to bounce the ball using your fingertips, you control the ball and where it goes. Do not let the ball control you. This may be hard at first. However, with time you can get better.
The art of passing is very simple; there are many different passes a player can do. The chest pass is one of the simplest ones. All a person would