Basketball is a game played by 12 players in two teams. It has been said that the origination of basketball can be traced back to the year 1891 in Springfield, Massachussetts. Basketball started without a name. The inventor of basketball is a man named James Naismith.
The sport has been evolving every year, increasing its popularity ever the more. It is a good exercise for the body as well. It increases the height and strengthens the muscles. The Slam Dunk was created in the 1940s. This has led to the creation of the NBA (National Basketball Association) which has gotten world wide attention. It is one of the major professional basketball leagues in North America composed of 30 teams.