Basketball SVG is an Olympic sport, a team sports game with a ball, the goal of which is to throw the ball into the opponent’s basket more times than the opponent’s team will do at the set time. Each team consists of 5 field players.
The history of basketball’s origin and development
In 1891, in the United States of America, a young Canadian-born teacher, Dr. James Neismith, trying to “revive” gymnastics lessons, attached two fruit baskets to the balcony railings and offered to throw football balls there. The resulting game was only remotely reminiscent of modern basketball. It wasn’t even a question of conducting the game, the players threw the ball to each other and then tried to throw it into the basket. The winner was the team that scored more balls.
A year later, Neismith developed the first rules of the game of basketball. The first matches according to these rules also caused their first changes.
Basketball SVG from the U.S. gradually penetrated the East – Japan, China, the Philippines, and then Europe and South America. After 10 years at the Olympics in St. Louis, Americans organized a demonstration tour between teams from several cities. In 1946, the Basketball Association of America (BAA) was founded. The first match under her auspices took place on November 1 of the same year in Toronto between the teams of Toronto Huskies and New York Knickerbockers. In 1949, the association merged with the U.S. National Basketball League to form the National Basketball Association (NBA). In 1967, the American Basketball Association was created, which for a long time tried to compete with the NBA, but after 9 years joined forces with it. Today, the NBA is one of the most influential and well-known professional basketball leagues in the world. The International Amateur Basketball Federation was founded in 1932. The Federation consists of 8 countries: Argentina, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Romania. Sweden, Czechoslovakia. Based on the name, it was assumed that the organization would be headed only by amateur basketball, but in 1989, professional basketball players were granted access to international competitions, and the word “amateur” was removed from the name. The very first international match took place in 1904, and in 1936 basketball was included in the program of the Summer Olympic Games.