Listen To James Naismith Talk About How He Invented Basketball (Audio)

James Naismith

If you’ve ever watched a basketball game, at some point you may have wondered to yourself, “exactly how did the creator of basketball come up with the concept of the game, what with all of the dribbling and the baskets and whatnot?”

Below, you’ll find an answer to that question, via an audio recording of an interview with basketball creator James Naismith from 1939.

If you’ve ever wondered what Naismith sounded like, this is your only opportunity to find out, as this audio from the University of Kansas library is the only known recording of Naismith.


Hat Tip – [Deadspin]

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