From Peach Baskets to Dance Halls and the Not-so-Stern NBA by Evan Weiner
Series: Sports: The Business and Politics of Sports, Book 2.
Approx. 67,530 words.
Published on April 13, 2013.
Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball.
The 21st century version of the National Basketball Association will never be confused with the various leagues that cropped up after Dr. James Naismith came up with a game in the fall of 1891 at a Springfield, Massachusetts YMCA. Dr. Naismith put up some peach baskets and gave 18 players a soccer ball and the game of "basket ball" was born. A century later, basketball was a global sensation.