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How is the YMCA associated with the invention of basketball?

In 1891, James Naismith, a physical education teacher at the YMCA Training School in Massachusetts, came up with an indoor winter game whereby players had to throw a ball into a peach basket attached to the wall. That was the beginning of basketball. The effects of basketball on American culture and cultures around the world are incalculable.



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