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Inventor of Basketball: Born on this Day in 1861

Inventor of Basketball Born on this Day in 1861

Today’s the birthday of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball! In Springfield, Massachusetts, the winters get cold. The athletic director of the local YMCA faced a challenge: he wanted to help people stay active throughout the year, but couldn’t get them out into the freezing temperatures. Fortunately, that athletic director, James Naismith, had a solution!