Basketball was created by a Canadian physical education instructor named Dr. James Naismith. Dr. James Naismith was challenged to create a sport/game that could provide as an "athletic distraction" to the school's disruptive students. Inspired by a game he played as a kid called "duck on a rock" he decided to create a sport that required skill and subtlety, rather than brute force. The game originally had a set of 13 rules, and used peach baskets instead of our modern day nets. The 13 rules have been changed and modified over time to make aspects of the game more convenient.("Who Invented Basketball?")
Over time basketball has evolved to become an international sport that can be enjoyed by everyone, whether they are watching or playing it. Basketball is now a sport that is constantly broadcasted on T.V. and even played in the olympics. As Canadians we can proudly say that we created a sport that is enjoyed around the globe by everyone. Basketball is important to me, because it is my favourite sport to play and watch. It requires lots of hard work, practice, skill, talent, and dedication to excel at this sport, which makes improving at it fun and hard. Basketball is also a team sport, so there are lots if interactions with people on your team and on the team you are playing against. There are lots of bonds that are formed by playing basketball, which can either form friendships or rivalries. Basketball is a sport that can makes Canadian's come together as one and enjoy themselves.