Over 128 years have passed since the first basketball game was played. The first basketball game was played on December 21, 1891. An American gym teacher in Massachusetts, America, is credited with bringing basketball into the modern era. The game then followed its natural course and gradually expanded throughout Canada and many other countries. Basketball is a sport that is currently played all over the world.
It is a game that is played on a variety of courts. The size of the professional court is set, though. It typically has a wooden floor and a 90 by 50-foot size.
A goal scores two points for each team. If there is a foul, the other team receives punishment in the form of free throws. Men and women of both sexes participate in the game, which is not gender-specific.
Basketball games have a referee who calls the opening tip. With one representative from each team present, he throws the ball onto the court. The first person to touch the ball has the advantage. The game starts when he hands the ball off to his teammates. The winning team is the one that can accumulate the most points over the entire game.