Basketball really had its origin in Indiana, which remains the center of the sport.

— James Naismith

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Basketball doesn't build character it reveals it.

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The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need.

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Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals.

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In case of dispute, the umpire shall throw it straight into the field.

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Basketball is a pure invention.

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Games have been called the lab for the development of moral attributes, but they will not, of themselves, accomplish this purpose. They must be properly conducted by competent individuals.

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I am sure that no man can derive more pleasure from money or power than I do from seeing a pair of basketball goals in some out of the way place.

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The invention of basketball was not an accident.

It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play 'Drop the Handkerchief.'

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