Dr. James Naismith Hi, my name is James Naismith I'm going to tell you how I grew up and what happened when I grew up. I'm going to tell you why I created the game of basketball. So, I hope you enjoy the information.
I was born in November 6,1861. I grew up in Almonte, Ontario, Canada. When I was 9 my dad John Naismith died of a deadly typhoid fever it was a tragedy. So me and my sybleens wouldn't cacth the diseas Me, my sister Annie, and my brother Robbie went to my Grandma's house. Two weeks later my mom Margret died of the same disaes. A short time later my Grandma died of old age. After that we went to are Uncle Peter's house. I was great at sport's and helped on the farm but I'll admet I did not have good grades. When I was 15 I left High School to work as a Lumberjack. Then I decided that I wanted my life back. I went back to High School and I wanted to finish FAST! After that I wanted to go to College. I went to College and I graduated to become a Minister. I had to come home to work on the farm every summer. College In 1883 I attened Mcgill University. When I came home during the summer my brother Robbie had a terrible pain in is side they thought it was just a stomachache but it was actually a very bad infection he ended up passing away a few hours later. All there was left was Peter, Me, and Annie. In 1887 I graduated and I was studying Hebrew and Philosophy. Hebrew is an anciet language that many Minister's study. Phiolosophy teaches people to think about life. I had alot to think about. And I also won two Gymnastic award's on the Mcgill Gymnastic's team. The next thing I was going to do was to attened the Mcgill Presbyterian College. I studied day and night. My friend's tried to get me to play sports to sharpen my mind. One day my friend's dragged me out to the football field. I had so much fun I learned to study hard and play hard too. I was smaller then other player's but stronger and smarter. I learned to play rugby and it is a very rough sport. I loved lacrosse which can get even rougher. One time I got two black eye's playing it. Professinal Carrer In 1890 I became a Presbyterian minister. But I didn't want to give sermons in a church. I thought I could help teens live better lives if I could talk to them while playing sports. My sister and my Uncle Peter were disappointed. My first job was at the International YMCA Training School, which is now SpringField College. I moved from Canada to SpringField, Massachusetts, in the United States. I signed up for the football team. The coach was Amos ''Alonzo'' Stagg. I strugled the first couple days so I quit. My boss said I had to come up with a fast and fun indoor game in two weeks. That's when it all started. I remembered that good old game duck on a rock, it flashed threw my head. I remembered using a soft pitch was the best way to aim for the ''duck''. My eyes lit up. I shouted ''I HAVE GOT IT.'' There was no time to envent new gear. Two peach basket's were used as goals. I explained the strang rules. Two teams of men dragged themselves onto the gym floor grumbiling. I took a soccer ball and gace it to one of the player's. The grumbiling soon stoped. The date basketball was born was December 21, 1891. Here are the rules. 1. The ball may be thrown an any direction. 2. It can be batted with hands, but not with the fist. 3. No running with the ball. 4. Hold the ball with only the hands. 5. No holding, pushing, hitting, or tripping the other teams players. 6. Follow the rules or a foul will be declared. 7. Make three fouls the other team is declared a goal. 8. A goal is made when it goes into the basket. 9. When the ball goes out of bounds the person who touched it or the umpire will throw the ball back in. 10. The umpire is in charge of the players. He can call fouls. 11. The umpire is in charge of the goals. He decides on goals. 12. The game is two 15 minute halves. 13. The team with the most goals in that time is the winner. Conclusion Thank you for reading the information. The information comes from a book called The Man who Invented Basketball. The author is Edwin Brit Wyckoff. Once again Thank you.