Booth purchased James Naismith’s 13 original basketball rules for a whopping $4 million.
How much is the first basketball worth?
21, 1891, and signed by Naismith in 1931, was $4,338,500, a sports memorabilia record, according to Sotheby’s.
Who owns the original basketball rules?
In 2010, Kansas alumnus David Booth purchased Naismith’s original rules at an auction for $4.3 million, at the time the highest price ever paid for sports memorabilia.
What are the 13 original rules of basketball?
Dr. James Naismith’s Original 13 Rules of Basketball
- The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands.
- The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands (never with the fist).
- A player cannot run with the ball.
What is the 10 second rule in basketball?
The NBA rulebook says a player has 10 seconds to shoot a free throw after receiving the ball from the official. If he takes more than 10 seconds, he is in violation of league rules, and is thus penalized. The opponent gets possession.