Episode 7 – James Naismith and the creation of basketball

In episode 7, Jack and Davin discuss, Dr. James Naismith – the father of basketball. He was tasked with making a new game while working at the YMCA that needed to be fair for all players, and free of rough play. He created 13 rules and ushered basketball into American society. 125 years later, it is the second most popular sport in the world. LISTEN TO EPISODE 7 HERE.

1923 KU James Naismith


  1. James Naismith wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Naismith
  2. Biography.com – James Naismith Facts: http://biography.yourdictionary.com/james-naismith
  3. Encyclopedia.com – James Naismith: http://www.encyclopedia.com/people/sports-and-games/sports-biographies/james-naismith
  4. Naismith Basketball Foundation: Dr. James Naismith’s Life & Family Backrgound: https://naismithbasketballfoundation.com/james-naismith-life/

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