Basketball is one of the world’s most popular and widely viewed sports. It was invented by Dr. James Naismith in Springfield, MA in 1981. Initially, players shot a ball into peach baskets that hung from a 10-foot wall. Due to efficiency, the bottoms of the baskets were removed, rules were set, and the sport of basketball was born.
Today, basketball is played all across the world; outside, inside, in arenas as well as backyards and public parks. While most courts retain the same dimensions, certain courts have different paint/lining than others, most notably basketball courts used in International play (e.g. the Olympics).