Answer- 1959. The first class of early legends of basketball was inducted in 1959. Included in the 1959 inductees were James Naismith and his 18 young men who were the first players to ever play the game of basketball. Also, the original Celtics basketball team was part of the 1959 class.
Answer- 1896 - University of Iowa vs University of Chicago. On January 18, 1896, the University of Iowa played student athletes from the University of Chicago in a basketball game. The University of Chicago won the game 15 to 12.
Answer- 1947. In the year 1947, the Philadelphia Warriors played a series of five games against the Chicago Stags. Philadelphia won 4 out of the 5 games to win the first championship of the Basketball Association of America, which was a forerunner of today's NBA.
Answer- The basket was put at the edge of an elevated running track which was 10 foot high. The first peach baskets were attached to the edge of an elevated running track that happened to be 10 feet off the floor. That 10-foot height has lasted for over 113 years even with the dramatic increase in athleticism of today's basketball player.
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