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  1. Dr. James Naismith

    Dr. James Naismith



    Dr. James Naismith

    Dr. James Naismith (1861-1939) was a Canadian-born educator and coach who invented the game of basketball in 1891 while teaching physical education at the YMCA Training School in Springfield, Mass. Naismith did not finish high school until the age of 21, but went on to earn college degrees...

  2. NBA Playoffs - Spurs beating Trail Blazers own their game

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton says the Portland Trail Blazers have executed their game plan -- giving San Antonio open 2-point shots. The problem is, the Spurs just keep making them.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2014
  3. Halftime Report: Knicks 41, Pistons 41

    Ian Begley

    NEW YORK -- Here are a few observations from the first half of Knicks-Pistons: Not pretty: This was a first half only Dr. James Naismith himself could love. The Knicks shot just 33 percent from the field and the Pistons hit 36 percent of their sh...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
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  5. Just play basketball

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/Getty ImagesPhil Jackson says this is not the game Dr. James Naismith envisioned.A year and a half into HoopIdea, our motto, more than ever: "Basketball is the best game ever. Now let's make it better." The fun comes from the fact that ...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  6. Kobe Bryant gets a glimpse of retirement as he heals from injury

    Dave McMenamin

    Unable to practice, Bryant gets a glimpse of retirement as he heals from injury

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2013
  7. Remember, ladies, no 'snatching' the basketball

    Lizzie Haldane

    A year after James Naismith invented basketball in 1891 -- and 121 years ago today -- the rules of "Basket Ball" were first published. In 1901, the mother of women's basketball, Senda Berenson, adapted those rules to bring the men's game to women, cr...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  8. Yearbook, Dec. 21: Basketball begins

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 21, 1891: If the world ends today, it will occur on a date that another world -- a sports world, anyway -- began. Yes, on this date 121 years ago, Dr. James Naismith penned the rules of the game, showed them to his Springfield, Mass., YMCA gy...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  9. Dirk Nowitzki to get Naismith Legacy Award

    Richard Durrett

    DALLAS -- Jim Naismith, grandson of basketball inventor Dr. James Naismith, will be on hand for tonight's game with the Sacramento Kings to present the Naismith Legacy Award to Dirk Nowitzki. The award is presented to players, coaches and other in...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  10. Dirk Nowitzki of Dallas Mavericks will receive Naismith Legacy Aw...

    Richard Durrett

    Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki will receive the Naismith Legacy Award on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2012
  11. Rapid Reaction: Pacers 79, Lakers 77

    Brian Kamenetzky

    LOS ANGELES -- Back in 1891, as he contemplated what to do with those peach baskets lying around the Springfield YMCA, had James Naismith been afforded a glimpse into the future at the game basketball would become and seen Tuesday's game between the ...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  12. Dirty Laundry: A 'basketball-type' challenge

    Kevin Seifert

    When do NFL coaches use a challenge for purposes other than overturning a call? When they're looking to channel their inner James Naismith, of course. We've written on this topic before, but it merits reinforcement because you don't see it often. ...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  13. Video: 'There's No Place Like Home'

    ESPN.com staff

    ESPN 30 for 30's "There's No Place Like Home" premieres at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. The story: The most important document in sports history -- James Naismith's original rules of basketball -- and the quest to return it home to Lawrence, Kan....

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  14. A look at the numbers for Kansas Jayhawks coach Bill Self - men's...

    Andy Katz

    Bill Self didn't invent the game of basketball, so he's not going to pass James Naismith at Kansas. The building is named after Phog Allen, so Self is behind him, too. But if the next 10 years are anything like the previous nine for Self, it wil...

    Blog | Conversation | October 01, 2012
  15. There's No Place Like Home

    A story of the most important document in sports history -- James Naismith's original rules of basketball -- and the quest to return it home....

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  16. Kansas building to house Naismith's Rules

    Jason King

    When David Booth shelled out $4.3 million to purchase James Naismith's Original Rules of Basketball, the longtime Kansas donor made one request. Booth said he would donate the two-page, typewritten document to the University Kansas, where Naismith...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  17. Kobe Bryant Does the Most Kobe Bryant Thing He's Done in a Week

    Rembert Browne

    The order of events: 1891: James Naismith invents basketball. 1936: Basketball becomes an Olympic sport. 1978: Kobe Bean Bryant is born in Philadelphia. 1989: Barack Obama meets Michelle Robinson. 1992: NBA players represent USA in the Olympic...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  18. James Naismith's childhood home for sale

    Eamonn Brennan

    Are you a wealthy individual? Do you love the game of basketball? Do you like to combine these two qualities into purchases that reflect them? Then you might just be the kind of person interested in buying the inventor of basketball's childhood home....

    Blog | May 22, 2012