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An Overview of the Game Basketball

The game consists of 5 players against 5 on the court at once. In all on the team there are 12 players. In the NBA there are 29 teams or 348 basketball players plus free agents. There are about 100 free agents. When your team doesn't have the ball then the thing you want to do is prevent them from scoring or taking the ball away called defense.

History. The game of basketball was invented by a guy from Canada called James Naismith in 1891 he was a physical fitness teacher in Springfield University. The first very important game was played in 1934 in New York City. More than 16,000 spectators watched New York defeat Notre Dame, 25 to 18. By the 1950's basketball had evolved into the most popular indoor game. "I'm glad for James Naismith's great idea, if it weren't for I wouldn't be here.aE...

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