Basketball is a team sport in
which two teams of five players
try to score points by throwing
or "shooting" a ball through the
top of a basketball hoop while
following a set of rules.
Basketball is one of the most
popular and widely viewed
sports in the world.
Since year 1936 basketball is
played in Olympic Games
Pau Gazols is professional Spanish basketball
player, he is playing as centre and attacker,
Spanish basketball for the national player,
now(2010) represents National basketball
association (NBA) club Los Angeles ’’Lakers’’.
From 1999 to 2001 he played in FC Barcelona.
After that came NBA where since 2001 to 2008
he was playing in Memphis Grizzlies, but from
year 2007 to 2008 he was traded to ’’Lakers’’.
Los Angeles ’’Lakers’’
Los Angeles ’’Lakers’’ is professional USA
basketball club, which is based in Los
Angeles, California, USA. The club plays
in National Basketball Association
Western Conference Pacific Division. It
was founded in year 1946 as the Detroit
’’Gems’’ and since year 1948 it plays in
Since basketball started in
Springfield, Massachusetts,in year 1891 it has
evolved to become international sport.
Michael Jordan: He is considered a legend in
the world of basketball. The record score of
5,987 that he has set is still unbroken in the
NBA. Exceptionally talented, Michael Jordan has
led the US team in Olympics which won gold
medals in 1984 and 1992. With his spirited
comebacks in the NBA league, Michael Jordan
has become a synonym for the word resilience.
Basketball Soars to Popularity: To learn this
new sport, people from different regions
flocked to the YMCA Training school, where
the game had originated. Basketball became
popular in the USA and Canada in a short span
Int ing fa s
• College Basketball: In the first inter-
college match, the School of Agriculture
from the University of Minnesota defeated
Hamline School of Hamline University.