The game of basketball was first played using a soccer ball and two peach baskets

Well before there was Michael Jordan or LeBron James playing the Basketball we all know and love, there was a simple peach basket and soccer ball. Basketball was a sport invented out of necessity by James Naismith, a Canadian school teacher who needed an indoor sport to teach his class during the first World War. He came up with the sport of Basketball, in which you could not dribble and had to pass the ball up the court and attempt to throw it into a hanging peach basket at either end. It is safe to say it has grown a bit since then.