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James Naismith
November 6, 1861 - November 28, 1939
Nationality: Canadian
Category: Inventor

The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play 'Drop the Handkerchief.'


Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals.


I am sure that no man can derive more pleasure from money or power than I do from seeing a pair of basketball goals in some out of the way place.


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