WHAT YOUR SENSE DISCERN?!!!
Over the- hills, Over the- valleys;
What your Sight sees?
Atop of the divine empyrean;
Where your Sight shifts?
Otto of the stellar cubbyhole…
What your Notion sees?
en route of lampoon ethnic group;
Where your Notion shifts?
Along the swag of troop;
What your Stance sees?
Beyond your vitality thou shifts …
Are the “CONTEMPLATION of LIFE…”
The game of Basketball as it is known today was created by Dr. James Naismith in December 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts, to condition young athletes during cold months. Naismith was a physical education instructor at YMCA International Training School (now known as Springfield College) in Springfield, Massachusetts. Upon the request of his boss, Naismith was tasked to create an indoor sports game to help athletes keep in shape in cold weather.It consisted of peach baskets and a soccer style ball.
He published 13 rules for the new game. He divided his class of eighteen into two teams of nine players each and set about to teach them the basics of his new game. The objective of the game was to throw the basketball into the fruit baskets nailed to the lower railing of the gym balcony. Every time a point was scored, the game was halted so the janitor could bring out a ladder and retrieve the ball. After a while, the bottoms of the fruit baskets were removed. The first public basketball game was played in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 11, 1892.
Early professional leagues, teams, and organizations
The first professional league was founded in 1898. Six teams took part in the National Basketball League, and the first champions were the Trenton Nationals, followed by the New York Wanderers, the Bristol Pile Drivers and the Camden Electrics. The league was abandoned in 1904. Then, many small championships were organized, but most of them were not as important as some teams who played for money against challengers.
The Original Celtics, for instance, are considered the “fathers of basketball” and were presented as “World’s Basketball Champions”; the players had to sign a contract to play with them, and Jim Furey organized matches as a circus, moving daily from town to town. The Celtics became the strongest team, and their successes lasted from 1922 until 1928, when the team disbanded due to ownership problems. The Original Celtics are sometimes incorrectly thought of as forebears of the current Boston Celtics of the NBA; in reality, they share only a name, as today’s Celtics were not founded until 1946, nearly two decades after the demise of the Original Celtics. In 1922, the first all-African American professional team was founded: the Rens (also known as New York Renaissance or Harlem Renaissance). The Rens were the Original Celtics’ usual opponent, and for their matches a ticket cost $1. They took part in some official championships and won the first World Professional Basketball Tournament in 1939. The team disbanded in 1949.
In the 1920s and 1930s, Eastern Basket Ball League (founded in 1909), Metropolitan Basketball League (founded in 1921) and American Basketball League (founded in 1925) were the most important leagues.
Rules Of Basketball
- The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands.
- The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands (never with fist).
- A player cannot run with the ball, the player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it, allowance to be made for a man who catches the ball when running at a good speed.
- The ball must be held in or between the hands; the arms or body must not be used for holding it.
- No shouldering, holding, pushing, tripping or striking in any way the person of an opponent shall be allowed. The first infringement of this rule by any person shall count as a foul; the second shall disqualify him until the next goal is made or, if there was evident intent to injure the person, for the whole of the game. No substitute allowed.
- A foul is striking at the ball with the fist, violation of rules 3 and 4, and such described in rule 5.
- If either side makes three consecutive fouls, it shall count a goal for the opponents (consecutive means without the opponents in the meantime making a foul).
- A goal shall be made when the ball is thrown or batted from the grounds into the basket and stays there (without falling), providing those defending the goal do not touch or disturb the goal. If the ball rests on the edge, and the opponent moves the basket, it shall count as a goal.
- When the ball goes out of bounds it shall be thrown into the field and played by the first person touching it. In case of dispute the umpire shall throw it straight into the field. The thrower in is allowed five seconds, if he holds it longer, it shall go to the opponent. If any side persists in delaying the game, the umpire shall call a foul on them.
- The umpire shall be the judge of the men and shall note the fouls, and notify the referee when three consecutive fouls have been made. He shall have power to disqualify people according to Rule 5.
- The referee shall be judge of the ball and shall decide when the ball is in play, in bounds, to which side it belongs, and shall keep the time. He shall decide when a goal has been made and keep account of the goals with any other duties that are usually performed by a referee.
- The time shall be two fifteen minute halves, with five minutes rest between.
- The side making the most goals in that time is declared the winner. In case of a drew game may, by agreement of the captain, by continued until another goal is made.
Rules for the offense
1) The player must bounce, or dribble, the ball with one hand while moving both feet. If, at any time, both hands touch the ball or the player stops dribbling, the player must only move one foot. The foot that is stationary is called the pivot foot.
2) The basketball player can only take one turn at dribbling. In other words, once a player has stopped dribbling they cannot start another dribble. A player who starts dribbling again is called for a double-dribbling violation and looses the basketball to the other team. A player can only start another dribble after another player from either team touches or gains control of the basketball. This is usually after a shot or pass.
3) The ball must stay in bounds. If the offensive team looses the ball out of bounds the other team gets control of the basketball.
4) The players hand must be on top of the ball while dribbling. If they touch the bottom of the basketball while dribbling and continue to dribble this is called carrying the ball and the player will lose the ball to the other team.
5) Once the offensive team crosses half court, they may not go back into the backcourt. This is called a backcourt violation. If the defensive team knocks the ball into the backcourt, then the offensive team can recover the ball legally.
“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”
― Phil Jackson
Have a great day…
At present we the humans give more importance to the financial needs. the family loves faded because of the passion towards money.
‘Life is give and take .Give thanks and take nothing for granted.”
But in the case of notes ….mankind are interested in taking and taking without giving anything.
Given to the poor as a charitable act,they knows the value of money in their life .But the rich ones don’t know the worth of it. They always needs the money without any needs. They sees the monetary worth ahead not the value of life. Indeed they had the outlook towards the future, their passionate desire for success and wealth. The poor ones are in front of the loots of potential calamities. Money has no interest for the poor ,instead they had the courage ,self-control and faith. It had become the habit of his mind to disregard tomorrow.
What use is MONEY? To one who has all he needs.
Giving money to very poor people will make their life better.
Treating the symptoms of poverty by attempting to increase the
personal wealth of the poor may leave the underlying
moral disease undiagnosed. Poor health, in turn, traps communities in poverty. Infectious and neglected tropical diseases kill and weaken millions of the poorest and most vulnerable people each year.
The rich should help the poor is it helps eradicate poverty to an absolute end. This will help people become economically sound, socially responsible and medically fit.
Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.
“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
We are constantly reminded how much we are blessed to have food and shelter everyday. Let us stop thinking about whether we look good or whether we are rich, and start caring about these people who’ve lived their whole life finding ways to survive.
Money does not define a persons character or value. KINDNESS DOES.
Thank you …
Have a Currency of kindness.