Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world. While it’s incredibly famous, basketball isn’t an easy sport. From good teamwork to great endurance, it takes a lot of skills to shine in the world of basketball. If you are a fan or not, here are some exciting basketball facts one should know!

  • Do you know who invented basketball? Well, the answer is James Naismith! He is known as the founder of basketball.
  • Who doesn’t know Michael Jordan and his wildly famous Air Jordans? But, do you know Jordan used to pay fines for wearing them as they were against the game dress code. Yes, you heard it right!
  • Dribbling is now a part of the game but initially, it was not allowed as it wouldn’t let the players pass the ball.
  • Another interesting fact about basketball is that initially, it was played with a soccer ball. Unlike modern baskets, peach baskets were used.
  • Who arranged the first basketball match in Europe? The answer is Mel Rideout in Paris.

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