USA Basketball Facts

James Naismith invented basketball

Originally played with a soccer ball

Dribbling wasn't allowed

players per side was never specified

Referees used watches

Naismith proposed two 15-minute halves

Michael Jordan paid fines for wearing his shoes

Joined FIBA: 1934

Who is the best USA basketball player?

Giannis Antetokounmpo

What is basketball called in America?

NBA The National Basketball Association (NBA)