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The sport of basketball was invented 113 years ago The first original 13 rules of basketball are much different than the rules today Not only have the rules evolved but also the number of players regulation time and mainly just the dynamics of the game altogether After explanation you will be able to see how many changes basketball has truly undergone to become what it is now The original 13 rules of basketball written by James Naismith are as follows 1 The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands 2The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands never with the fist 3A player cannot run with the ball The player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it allowance to be made for a man who catches the ball when running at a good speed if he tries to stop 4The ball must be held in or between the hands the arms or body must not be used for holding it 5No shouldering holding pushing tripping or striking in any way the person of an opponent shall be allowed the first infringement of this rule by any player shall count as a foul the second shall disqualify him until the next goal is made or if there was evident intent to injure the person for the whole of the game no substitute allowed 6A foul is striking at the ball with the fist violation of Rules 34 and such as described in Rule 5 7If either side makes three consecutive fouls it shall count a goal for the opponents consecutive means without the opponents in the mean time making a foul 8A goal shall be made when the ball is thrown or batted from the grounds into the basket and stays there providing those defending the goal do not touch or disturb the goal If the ball rests on the edges and
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