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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball

Basketball is a non-contact sport played on a rectangular court. While most often played as a .... The peach baskets were used until 1906 when they were finally replaced by metal hoops with backboards. ... The first Canadian interuniversity basketball game was played at the YMCA in Kingston, Ontario on February 6, 1904, ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Basketball_Association

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the major men's professional basketball league in ... NBA players are the world's best paid athletes by average annual salary per ... He remained the only non-white player in league history prior to the first .... After the first few weeks of the season were canceled, the players and ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_sports

Professional sports, as opposed to amateur sports, are sports in which athletes receive ... In 1871 the first professional baseball league was created. By the ... The teams were divided into two leagues, the National and American leagues. During the regular season, a team played only against other teams within its league.

nbahoopsonline.com/Articles/History1.html

The First basketball type game may have been played by the early Olmec people of ancient Mexico as early as 500 years go. ... except Fred Cooper who got $16 dollars, and became the first highest paid player. ... While the Colleges where just setting up the pro leagues came and went, but not all teams were in leagues.

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The average salary for a professional basketball player in 2010 is $1.1 million per year. The average salary of a basketball player in the NBA is about $4.2 ...

www.educationworld.com/sites/default/files/march-basketball-final.pdf

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball championship ... In what year were basketball players first paid to play? 1796. 1896. 1996. 5. In what  ...

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www.historybits.com/basketball.htm

Basketball, one of the most popular sports in the world and played by over 300 ... At first he thought to bring outdoor games such as soccer or lacrosse inside. ... His biggest reward was when he was sponsored by the National Association of ... Players were paid $2.50 for playing home games and $1.25 for road games.

www.thepeoplehistory.com/basketballhistory.html

Naismith was a 30-year-old instructor at the local YMCA training school, and, ... Basketball was also one of the first sports to be played by women as well as men; only .... Early Players College Teams Black basketball players were nothing new. ... and in 1954, NBC paid $7,500 for the first national broadcast TV rights to an ...

digital-archives.ccny.cuny.edu/exhibits/holman/timeline.html

This replaced the wooden peach and vegetable baskets used two years ... were introduced to eliminate crowd interference (from the balcony) when ... 1896, November 7--The first professional basketball game was played in ... This was the age of barnstorming—traveling around the country and being paid to play against ...