Basketball Its Origin and Development by James
Naismith, the Inventor of the Game (1941)
IN WRITING of the
origin and development of basketball, forty-three years after its
invention, I have given little space to technical aspects of the game;
but rather I have written the book in an attempt to answer a number of
Since it was impossible
for me to gather the data myself, I have been forced to call on men from
all parts of the world for some of the information that I have used. I
have mentioned some of these men in the text of the book; but they are
only a few of the persons who have contributed. To the men who have used
basketball and in that using have helped to develop and spread the game
in the interest of sportsmanship and for the benefit of the young people
of the world, I wish to express my sincere appreciation.
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