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Slam Dunk! Let’s all Honor James Naismith, the Inventor of Basketball

Slam Dunk! Let’s all Honor James Naismith, the Inventor of Basketball

Today marks the birthday of James Naismith, the man we can thank for one of America’s favorite sports. James Naismith (1861-1939) was a Canadian-American physical educator, physician, coach, and innovator.  In 1891, at age 30, he came up with the game of basketball.  Naismith wrote the original rule book for the sport and went on