James Naismith the inventor of basketball in 1891 devised the game as a way to occupy students between the American football and baseball seasons.
The chances of getting a full scholarship for sports in any American college is just 1%. The sports are really just restricted to American football, tennis, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics and track and field.
What do you call two Mexicans playing basketball? Juan on Juan. A bit like the two Spanish fireman Jose and Hose B.
According to manufacturer Spalding, the average lifespan of an NBA basketball is 10,000 bounces.