The History of Basketball

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  1. BillLaimbeer

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    Basketball History: Dr. James Naismith, Basketball Inventor, Founder, KU Basketball: Kansas History Web Sites



    Here are the thirteen rules of basketball originally devised by Dr. Naismith back in 1891. Which one is your personal favorite?
    1. The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands.
    2. The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands, but never with the fist.
    3. A player cannot run with the ball. The player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it, allowance to be made for a man running at good speed.
    4. The ball must be held in or between the hands. The arms or body must not be used for holding it.
    5. No shouldering, holding, pushing, striking or tripping in any way of an opponent. The first infringement of this rule by any person shall count as a foul; the second shall disqualify him until the next goal is made or, if there was evident intent to injure the person, for the whole of the game. No substitution shall be allowed.
    6. A foul is striking at the ball with the fist, violations of Rules 3 and 4 and such as described in Rule 5.
    7. If either side make three consecutive fouls it shall count as a goal for the opponents (consecutive means without the opponents in the meantime making a foul).
    8. Goal shall be made when the ball is thrown or batted from the ground into the basket and stays there, providing those defending the goal do not touch or disturb the goal. If the ball rests on the edge and the opponents move the basket, it shall count as a goal.
    9. When the ball goes out of bounds, it shall be thrown into the field and played by the first person touching it. In case of dispute the umpire shall throw it straight into the field. The thrower-in is allowed five seconds. If he holds it longer, it shall go to the opponent. If any side persists in delaying the game, the umpire shall call a foul on them.
    10. The umpire shall be judge of the men and shall note the fouls and notify the referee when three consecutive fouls have been made. He shall have the power to disqualify men according to Rule 5.
    11. The referee shall be the judge of the ball and decide when it is in play in bounds, to which side it belongs, and shall keep the time. He shall decide when a goal has been made and keep account of the goals with any other duties that are usually performed by a referee.
    12. The time shall be two 15-minute halves with five minutes' rest between.
    13. The side making the most goals in that time shall be declared the winners.
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  2. Mogilny

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    Number 1 improves the flow of the game, 8 provides highlights and 13 brings excitement so I think those are my all-time favourites.
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    I can't believe there wasn't any provision for instant replay.
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    #7 seems like something that should come back today.
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    You want the refs to have the ability to award a team points simply by calling fouls in their favor? How scary would that be? Yikes. :cold:
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    #5 seems like an intended bias against the Pistons. The odds were stacked against us, even 120 years ago....
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    Man, you're a glass half full kind of guy. I prefer to think that teams will make an effort to foul less to avoid the three in a row penalty, which will both clean up and speed up the game.

    Beside, the refs can effectively award points right now by calling fouls on the other team. DWade won a championship using that strategy.
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    #9 is a really good rule. When the ball goes out of bounds the first person that touches it gets to throw it in. You could have players running into the crowd to grab the ball.

    And if they both touch it at the same time...well then just have the umpire throw it in. I guess all the players would raise their hands and shout ME! ME! ME! and the umpire would throw it to one of them. If it was a home plate umpire he would lift his mask before he threw it in.
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    So would that mean, that if you were about to travel, you could just jump out of bounds and then immediately throw the ball in to a teammate?
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    Yeah...it's opens up a world of possibilities.
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    Hey DBA, #7 would've absolutely killed the Bad Boys...
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    Was he really a visionary if he made no provisions for how long the team bench should be.

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