NBA 12-13 season starts today!

Fun facts about Basketball (by 10 facts about.com)

Fact 1:
In the very beginning the color of the basketball was brown, but later it was changed into a brighter color; that is orange.

Fact 2:
The NBA (National Basketball Association) was founded in 1949, after the combination of the NBL (National Basketball League) and the BAA (Basketball Associate of America).

Fact 3:
Basketball was first played by a soccer ball untill it was changed in 1929.

Fact 4:
Michael Jordan is considered one of the best basketball players around the world. The record score of 5,987 made him a legend in the world of basketball.

Fact 5:
The reason why a backboard was added is because the audience in the balcony used to interfere in the game by handling the ball.

Fact 6:
In 1967, slam dunks were considered illegal; nine years later it was legalized again.

Fact 7:
Women’s basketball began in 1892, and some rules were modified to fit women; like the ball in 1 inch smaller and the 3 point line is closer.

Fact 8:
The game was made an official Olympic game in Berlin Germany, 1936.

 

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