Basketball History: Origin of the Sport - In contrast to other sports, basketball has a clear origin. It is not the evolution from an ancient game or another sport and the inventor is well known: Dr. James Naismith. In 1891, he was faced with the problem of finding an indoor game to provide "athletic distraction" for his students. After discarding the idea of adapting outdoor games like soccer and lacrosse, he developed a set of 13 rules that gave origin to the game of basketball.
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr.), retired NBA player. He is the leading scorer in the history of the NBA. During his career, he was a record 6x-NBA MVP, a record 19x-NBA All-Star, a 15x-All-NBA selection, & an 11x-NBA All-Defensive Team member. He has been named one of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. ESPN named him the “greatest player in college basketball history' while others have argued he is the greatest basketball player of all time.
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