All this time i have only been talking about NBA which right now is recognised as one of the major basketball leagues in the world but now I’m going to talk about how this sport came to be. I’ts long history began in 1891 when the game was invented.
James Naismith published 13 rules for the new game. He divided his class of 18 into 2 teams of 9 players each and set about to teach them the basics of his new game of Basketball. The objective of the game was to throw the basketball, into the fruit baskets nailed to the lower railing of the gym balcony. The first public basketball game was played in Springfield, MA, on March 11, 1892.
The first professional league was founded in 1898. Six teams took part in the National Basketball League, and the first champions were the Trenton Nationals, followed by the New York Wanderers, the Bristol Pile Drivers and the Camden Electrics. The league was abandoned in 1904.Then, many small championships were organized, but most of them were not as important as some teams who played for money against challengers.
Then the two major leagues the BAA and the NBL merged to become the NBA , the most important basketball league in the world.