Answer- 1959. The first class of early legends of basketball was inducted in 1959. Included in the 1959 inductees were James Naismith and his 18 young men who were the first players to ever play the game of basketball. Also, the original Celtics basketball team was part of the 1959 class.
Answer- 1947. In the year 1947, the Philadelphia Warriors played a series of five games against the Chicago Stags. Philadelphia won 4 out of the 5 games to win the first championship of the Basketball Association of America, which was a forerunner of today's NBA.
Answer- 1896 - University of Iowa vs University of Chicago. On January 18, 1896, the University of Iowa played student athletes from the University of Chicago in a basketball game. The University of Chicago won the game 15 to 12.
Answer: The inventor was ordered to come up with a game for a gym class. James Naismith was ordered by Dr. Luther Gulick, who was the head of the physical education at Springfield College, to create an indoor game within 14 days that would provide an athletic distraction for a rowdy class of 18 young men through the miserable New England winter.
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