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History Of Basketball

President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Michael Jordan, retired pro basketball player, businessman, and principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets.

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Stephen Curry (b 1988), of the Golden State Warriors, is considered by many to be the greatest shooter in NBA history. In 2015, Curry won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award and led the Warriors to their first championship since 1975.

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Dr. James Naismith is known world-wide as the inventor of basketball. Who was also the KU Basketball Program Founder!!!

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"Muhammad Ali is the epitome of the concept of the living legend. He has inspired and thrilled generations of fans around the world as an athlete and humanitarian. Throughout his life he has been one of a kind. They truly threw away the mold when he was born. " Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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from Teachers Pay Teachers

The History of Basketball: A Non-Fiction Close Read for 4th-6th Grade

Have boys that love sports, but hate to read? Here's a non-fiction passage about the history of basketball sure to get them geared up to try out the original rules at recess, while giving you an awesome assessment of their close reading skills!

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Note the clothing in the photo on the right, this is still the story of America. A man was lynched this year. This is not history, but the continuation of systematic violence used to instill fear and control POC.

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A page of unidentified African American basketball teams, around the 1910's. Among which, this group of young women scored a narrow win for Most Adorable.

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