Google Doodle honors James Naismith, the inventor of basketball

jzdumJanuary 16, 2021

Google’s brand tribute on Friday is a slam dunk: an homage to the inventor of basketball.

The tech big‘s newest doodle honors Dr. James Naismith, a Canadian-American bodily educator, physician and coach.

On Jan. 15, 1892, one yr after he invented the sport of basketball, Naismith introduced the sport and its guidelines within the Springfield Faculty college newspaper “The Triangle,” in accordance with a biography on Google’s web site. The animated Google brand options Naismith inside a gymnasium holding a clipboard whereas two children follow capturing balls inside a basket.

Naismith created the sport utilizing a soccer ball and two peach baskets. At its begin, basketball used 9 gamers and included guidelines from sports activities similar to discipline hockey, soccer and American soccer.  After rising in recognition, it turned an Olympic sport in 1936. Since then, it has launched the world to legendary hoops stars from Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan to LeBron James.

In 1959, the Naismith Basketball Corridor of Fame was included.

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