Day: August 15, 2018

How Basketball Was Different When It Started

August 15, 2018

If you are the sort of person that watches basketball on a regular basis, you are probably going to want some more info on the game and it history. After all, this is all part of enjoying the game and getting a better understanding of where all of the quirks and peculiarities of the modern variant came from. One thing that a lot of people don’t know is that the modern basketball was not always the ball that was used to play the game. During its very beginnings, the people that would be playing the game would use a regular soccer ball! The modern basketball only game into use in the year 1929, decades after the game had been established!

An important thing to note here is that the initial organizations that governed the game in America were the NBL, or the National Basketball League, as well as the slightly less popular but nonetheless iconic and important BAA, or the Basketball Association of America. These two organizations were the major governing bodies of the sport for about half a century until they merged to form the National Basketball Association, or NBA, an organization that has now become a household name across the world.

The game used to be rather different when it was first played, but the manner in which people played slowly changed until it became the game that we all know and love today. The fact of the matter is that even the black people that now dominate the game were not allowed to play at the major levels during the initial stages of the development of the sport because of the fact that black people were still segregated from society during the sport’s early days.

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