Basketball History: Dr. James Naismith, Basketball Inventor, Founder, KU Basketball: Kansas History Web Sites
James Naismith was the Canadian physical education instructor who invented basketball in 1891. He started KU's basketball program.
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James Naismith had written the first basketball rules and there were 13 of them. Of course, if you know any of the modern basketball rules you know there not the same as these. Although this might seem like a long list, don’t worry, it really isn’t. Dr. Naismith wrote these exact rules (meaning they haven’t been changed).
Listen to basketball inventor James Naismith describe the first game ever played
Basketball inventor James Naismith recounts the first game ever played, in an unearthed interview that's the only known recording of him speaking.