The Dawn of Modern Basketball Equipment. The next era began in 1906. Peach baskets gave way to metal hoops coupled with backboards. Backboards made scoring easier and introduced layups and rebounds. Today, these two equipment elements are still the bread and butter of the game. Hoops initially featured enclosed nets, but that was soon fixed.
Basketball equipment has evolved in many ways since Dr. James Naismith invented the sport in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Originally designed as an indoor game of skill for YMCA athletes, basketball is now one of the top four most popular sports in North America.
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Evolution of basketball equipment. By Kennym924. Jan 1, 1891. First basketball hoop This is the hoop people back then played on. Dec 21, 1891. First ever basketball ...
Wire mesh backboards were introduced in 1895 to prevent spectators in the balconies from interfering with play. Wood replaced the easily dented wire mesh backboards in 1904, and plate glass backboard usage was approved in 1909. Backboards were mounted flat against walls.
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Published: 16 November, 2018. Basketball has a long, rich history dating back to the late 19th century when the hoop was first invented. The equipment used to play the sport, including the ball and hoop, has evolved from a crude basket to a technologically advanced rim built for durability and performance.