Hoopathon , the event across the State to celebrate the 125th Jubilee of the game of Basketball, This event is being organised by Team Rebound & the Kerala Basketball Association. Former Indian International and 1970 Arjuna Awardee Abbas Moontasir well known for his on court gimmicks during his heydays in the numerous tournaments even in Kerala was the Chief Guest for the Statewide Inauguration of the held at the Global Public School.
Dr. James Naismith, invented the game of Basketball in 1891 while he was working at YMCA School of Spring Field, USA. Now the game has spread across the world through YMCAs and became the most prestigious event of the world of sports. Basketball is played in 212 Countries and more than 300 million people play worldwide. This game was first introduced in India through YMCA Calcutta during 1912.
Basketball is a sport that is played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter and mounted at a height of 10 feet (3.048 m) to backboards at each end of the court. The game was invented in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, who would be the first basketball coach of the Kansas Jayhawks, one of the most successful programs in the game's history.
Dwyane Wade lived highs and lows in his time with the United States national team, an experience that tells him there are no certainties for the Americans less than three months away from the opening tip of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China.
Basketball invented in 1891 by Canadian-American gym teacher James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States, basketball has evolved to become one of the world's most popular and widely viewed sports. The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the most significant professional basketball league in the world in terms of popularity, salaries, talent, and level of competition. Outside North America, the top clubs from national leagues qualify to continental championships such as the Euroleague and FIBA Americas League.