The history of basketball begins way back in the year 1891. It was a Canadian physical education instructor by the name of James Naismith who introduced the game of basketball to the world.
He was born in Ontario and taught physical education at McGill University and Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts.
James Naismith is the man who is credited with inventing basketball. He was born in Almonte, Ontario, Canada on November 6, 1861.