James Naismith

In this page, you will find a list of 1 quote from James Naismith, from different articles. We analyzed 1 article in which James Naismith has been quoted in topics like ball and game. James Naismith’s most recent quote is: “I called the boys to the gym, divided them up into teams of nine and gave them a little soccer ball. I showed them two peach baskets I'd nailed up at each end of the gym (about 10 feet above the floor), and I told them the idea was to throw the ball into the opposing team's peach basket. I blew the whistle, and the first game of basketball began.”. To see more examples James Naismith’s views and opinions, check out the section below.

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I called the boys to the gym, divided them up into teams of nine and gave them a little soccer ball. I showed them two peach baskets I'd nailed up at each end of the gym (about 10 feet above the floor), and I told them the idea was to throw the ball into the opposing team's peach basket. I blew the whistle, and the first game of basketball began.

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