Fun facts about Basketball (by 10 facts about.com)
Basketball was first played by a soccer ball untill it was changed in 1929.
The reason why a backboard was added is because the audience in the balcony used to interfere in the game by handling the ball.
In 1967, slam dunks were considered illegal; nine years later it was legalized again.
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.