The first basketball game was played in a YMCA gym by 18 men and was a big part in history. The creator of the sport was Dr. James Naismith.
The rules at the time were simple there was only 13 of them. It was a basket for the actual basketball hoop that was smaller than the ones today.
Eventually the sport grew more popular. People started playing and practicing all over the world to be the best.
Now there is the NBA (National Basketball Association.) It is a career job that has a high pay and is hard to get in.
Some people would skip class just to go practice basketball so they can be better than everyone else.
I gotta go to the bathroom!
15.5 million people play this sport and love it a lot. It can be a relief stress from people as well as giving them something to enjoy and be good at. This can teach life lessons for caring about something.