While lots of sports are too old to know when they were first invented, there’s one sport you’re probably familiar with that has a pretty recent history! – Can you guess which sport it is? If you said “basketball,” then you guessed correctly!Basketball was invented in 1891 by a Canadian man named James Naismith, who needed to invent an indoor sport that could be played inside a gym! - Neat!
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