James Naismith (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was a Canadian-American physical educator, physician, Christian chaplain, sports coach, and inventor of the game of basketball.
Who actually invented basketball?
What sports did Canada invent?
The Canadian invented sports, lacrosse, basketball, five-pin bowling, ringette, and wheelchair rugby, all exemplify those social functions. Among these sports, lacrosse has the richest history because it developed as an Aboriginal game that was played out as a ritual rather than as a competition.
Who was the first player in the NBA?
Chuck Cooper (basketball)
|College||West Virginia State (1944–1945) Duquesne (1946–1950)|
|NBA draft||1950 / Round: 2 / Pick: 14th overall|
|Selected by the Boston Celtics|