Renaissance of basketball

Renaissance of basketball - Renaissance The basketball...

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Renaissance The basketball renaissance was started in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts. During this time sports were at a standstill. In the 1880’s, sports, such as soccer and baseball, had a few positive traits. These positive traits were; they where entertaining, brought people together, and taught teamwork and friendship. However, there were three main problems. For starters these sports took a huge amount of space to play. So for either of the sports, the school (or any other place) would have to first set aside a designated spot of land, and then pay a large sum of money to have the field created. The second problem was that in baseball and soccer, having quick pick-up games (that were necessary for P.E. or neighborhood games) where normally very difficult and time consuming. This was due to the fact that you had to pick teams, find your equipment, and then travel to a field. Finally the most important problem with sports during the 1880’s was that you couldn’t play them during the winter. For
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