Basketball is a team sport, consisting of two teams with 5 active players, who try to score points against each other by putting a ball in a 10-foot (3.048 m) high circle (goal), under organized rules.

Basketball is one of the most popular and widely watched sports in the world.


In early December 1891, by Dr. James Naismith, [1] a Canadian-born professor of physical education and teacher at the International Young Men’s Christian Association Training School (YMCA) [2] (present, Springfield College), USA.

The team that gets the most points would be the winner of the game.

Women’s basketball

The Basketball Women’s National Championship was first held in Bangalore in 1952.

In many countries, women play this game by changing the rules of men.

Wave of popularity

Establishment of basketball hall of fame

Development of equipment and technology

Historical antecedents

These rules sought to have six to nine players and 11 officials in each team.

By 1938, the Women’s National Championship changed from a three-court game to a two-court game, with six players per team.

Women’s basketball

The Australian women’s basketball team on winning the 2006 FIBA World Championship

The NBA-backed Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) began in 1997

We’re losing a lot of money among a large number of teams. We’re budgeting the WNBA to break even this year

Five players from each team may be on the court at one time.

A limited number of time-outs, clock stoppages requested by a coach (or sometimes mandated in the NBA) for a short meeting with the players, are allowed.

Fantasy basketball

The game is ESPN Fantasy Sports, and Yahoo! Popularized by Fantasy Sports.

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