Basketball (English: basketball) is a ball sport in groups consisting of two teams of each of the five people who competes score points by inserting the ball into the opponent's basket. Basketball is very suitable to watch because usually played in indoor sports hall and requires only a relatively small pitch. In addition, the game of basketball is also more competitive because of the tempo of the game tends to be faster when compared to other ball sports, such as volleyball and soccer. There are three main positions in basketball, namely: 1) Forward, a player whose primary job is to score points by inserting the ball into the basket opponent, 2) Defense, the player whose primary job is to keep the opposing player an opponent difficulty inserting the ball, and 3) the playmaker, the player who played a key role by regulating the flow of the ball game and the strategy played by his teammates.Basketball is one of the sports most favored by residents of the United States and a resident in the other hemisphere, among others in South America, Southern Europe, Lithuania, and also in Indonesia. Many basketball competition held every year, such as the British Basketball League (BBL) in the UK, the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the United States, and the Indonesian Basketball League (IBL) in Indonesia.Basketball is regarded as a unique sport because it was created inadvertently by a sports teacher. In 1891, Dr. James Naismith, a gym teacher from Canada who teach at a college for the professional students at the YMCA (a container youth Christians) in Springfield, Massachusetts, had to make a game in an enclosed space to fill time students during winter break New England. Inspired by the game he had played as a child in Ontario, Naismith created the game now known as basketball on December 15, 1891.According to the story, after rejecting several ideas as too harsh and less suitable to be played in the stadium-arena is closed, he then wrote a few ground rules, put a basket on the wall of a gymnasium, and ask the students to start playing the game he created.The match official basketball of the first, held on January 20, 1892 in the workplace Dr. James Naismith. Basketball is a term uttered by one of his students. This sport was soon famous throughout the United States. Ardent fans placed in all branches in the United States. Game by game were held in all the cities of the state of the United States.
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