Basketball is a popular sport not only in the United States but also all over the world. It is essentially started as an indoor game. However, the game can be played out, as well. The main consideration of the game of basketball players is their height. It has been observed that the height of professional male players is more than 6’3” and those of the women counterparts are more than that of 5’7”. In the US many variations of the game like wheelchair, beach, water, slam ball, unicycle, street ball, etc. are play regularly.
The game of basketball originated when a Canadian professor and instructor physical education, named Dr. James Naismith wanted his students to have the same rigorous activity indoor as they did outdoor on a rainy day. Therefore, he devised this game to keep his gym class active during the long winter months in New England. This event took place in 1891. The first game of basketball was played in the US in Springfield, Massachusetts, 1891.
In the early days, basketball was played with soccer balls and was brown in color. It was in 1950’s when the orange colored ball was devised to aid the players. The equipment requirements of a basketball game are minimal. It requires a court, a ball and two baskets at each of the court. The players of the each team have to dunk the ball in the opposite team’s basket thus scoring goals. America has produced many of the finest international basketball players.