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“The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play ‘Drop the Handkerchief.’” (James Naismith Quotes). In November, 1861, the inventor of “basketball” was born in Almonte, Ontario, Canada (Biography of James Naismith). But it never crossed his mind that he’d be the creator of one of the most popular world-wide sports known to man (James Naismith…:Inventor of Basketball). Dr. James Naismith had the body foundation of a fine athlete. As he matured, he developed characteristics of a modest, down-to-earth man. Mr. Naismith was a natural athlete and leader. During his childhood he was often looked up to by his peers (Biography of James Naismith).
On the sixth day of November in the year 1861, the eldest boy and second child was born to Scottish Immigrants, John Naismith and Margaret Young Naismith, in the Lanark District of Ontario, Canada. His birthplace was on the outskirts of the suburbs of Almonte, Ontario (Biography of James Naismith). James had an older sister, Annie, and a younger brother, Robbie (James Naismith). Whe…