Who invented the game of basketball (blue)
A. Basketball is the only major American sport with a clearly identifiable inventor.
James Naismith wrote the sport’s original 13 rules as part of a December 1891 class assignment at a Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) training school in Springfield, Massachusetts.
B. high schools and colleges started to play the game of basketball, and soon the
NBA was build so teams can draft the college players into the national team much like every other sport that had a draft,
What has been changed (Orange)
The first games featured nine players a side, attempting to toss a soccer ball into peach baskets nailed to the balconies at the ends of a gymnasium (when a basket was made, the game paused while a man with a ladder retrieved the ball).
After its first public match in 1892, Naismith’s game spread quickly through the global network of YMCAs.
B. A shot achieved 2 points for the shooting team and a free throw was 1 point, teams would pass the ball up and around the court in order to get a good shot
and score to try to take the lead, possessions with 5 passes or more occurred very often in the game.
C. Low scoring games were usually because there was no limit on how long a team could keep the ball prior to their possession,teams which managed to take a lead of 10 points or more would often times hold the ball for minutes at a time, this tactic of holding the ball works but it is boring for the viewers
D. finally in the 1930’s a 24 second shot clock was added to the NBA, and a 30 second shot clock was added to the NCAA (National College association), which meant that each team could only hold the ball for 24 or 30 seconds before either shooting or turning over the ball which meant giving the ball up to the other team.
How many things have been changed (pink)
A. Since the beginning of the nba to now over 20 things have been changed, not counting the rules which would add 200 to the list.
B. It takes generations, from Price's time in the league to now, when All-Stars like
Russell Westbrook, Damian Lillard and John Wall all exhibit the traits Price has been preaching since his playing career ended and his coaching career began.
How the three point line changed the game (Green)
A. in 1967 the NBA added a 3 point line as a mean of scoring that is worth 3 points, a player who can make a shot from the arc 23 feet out is awarded 3 points, and incase a