Who’s James Naismith? Google Celebrates Publishing Anniversary Of ‘A New Recreation?’ – Thebritishjournal

The Google Doodle that appears on the home screen of the Google search engine on Friday gives an ode to the father of basketball, James Naismith.

“A New Game” was published in a newspaper on Jan. 15, 1892, outlining the game of basketball and its rules that were created by Naismith. 

He was born in 1861 and came up with the game in 1891 while he was teaching in Springfield Massachusetts, at the International YMCA Training School, according to WWLP. 

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