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Basketball Timeline (Knowledge Project John Parker)
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James Naismith invents basketball in Springfield, Massachusetts by tossing a ball into raised peach baskets.
James Naismith publishes the rules of basketball in the Triangle, which was the YMCA Training School's Campus Paper.
The first college basketball game is played between the University of Chicago and the University of Iowa. The University of Chicago won by a score of 15-12.
The National Basketball League (NBL) makes its debut as the first professional basketball league.
Basketball is played in the Olympics for the first time in Berlin, Germany.
The basket with an open net at the bottom is adopted to the sport of basketball, which allowed the ball to go in and out of the basket on its own. This led to easier and quicker games.
The National Basketball League (NBL) is disbanded due to its lack of teams.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) forms due to the merger of the two major United States rival basketball leagues, the National Basketball League (founded 1937) and the Basketball Association of America (founded 1946).
The American Basketball Association (ABA) is disbanded, and four of its team are absorbed into the NBA.
The National Basketball Development League (D-League) is established as the first minor basketball league ever.
The first molded, laceless basketball is invented. This basketball was easier to use, more durable, and two inches smaller in circumference than the ball previously used.
The NBA hosts its first All Star Game in Boston, Massachusetts. The East All Stars beat the West All Stars by a score of 111-94, and Ed Macauley of the Boston Celtics is named as the Most Valuable Player of the night.
The Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) as the first professional basketball league for women in the US.
The NBA adopts a rule that requires new players to play at least one year in college or on an international team before being eligible for the NBA draft.
Larry Bird and Magic Johnson enter the NBA and cause a new wave of enthusiasm for a league experiencing dipping TV ratings and a lack of fan support. Together, they start a new age of success in the NBA.
The NBA signs its first TV deal with ABC
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