Basketball was invented by Dr.James Naismith in Canada Springfield, Massachusetts in 1891. Dr.James created an indoor sports activity while conducting a physical education(history of basketball in Canada). Dr.James was inspired by a game called duck on a rock that he played when he was younger. The first NBA game to be played was in Toronto on November 1, 1946 and the first contest to be played was on December 21, 1891. Basketball teams representing Canada participated in olympic games since 1936 and a group of women of Canadian women dominated on a 147 game win streak against women and men. This sport is important and should be celebrated because this sport brings physical education and human equality. Basketball is a worldwide sport played by more then 300 million people, this sport is one of the most popular sports and known all over the world and it all started in Canada. This sport raises a lot of money to charity and foundations that help the needy and more.