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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball

Basketball is a limited 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 a men's professional basketball league in North ... NBA players are the world's best paid athletes by average annual salary per ... During its early years, the quality of play in the BAA was not significantly ... He remained the only non-white player in league history prior to the first ...

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.

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.answers.com/Q/In_what_year_were_basketball_players_first_paid_to_play

In what year were basketball players first paid to play? In what year were ... In what year did basketball players start getting paid to play? Answer the year ...

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  ...

www.answers.com/Q/What_year_were_basketball_players_first_paid_to_play

In what year did basketball players start getting paid to play? Answer the year ... Where and when were the first basketball players paid? they first payed ...

www.legacy.com/news/canada/10-things-about-basketball-inventor-james-naismith/330

Born in Ontario, he didn't move to the United States until age 30, when he took a job as ... The first basketball games were played nine against nine using a soccer ball. ... paid for Naismith's trip to Berlin in 1936 to see basketball played in the ...

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 ...