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February 28, 2005 | J.A. Adande
Some of the great names in basketball history were in the house, among them Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Walton and the man who mentored them at UCLA, John Wooden. None carried the weight of Naismith. That's Ian Naismith, grandson of the game's inventor, James A. Naismith. And that's 60 pounds' worth of weight. It's in the form of a golden briefcase that contains the typewritten pages that brought the original 13 rules of basketball to the world.
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October 26, 2007 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute knows this about James Naismith: He invented basketball, and he was from Canada. Mbah a Moute was among three UCLA players nominated Thursday for the 2007-08 Naismith Trophy, awarded to the nation's top college player. Junior guard Darren Collison and junior forward Josh Shipp were also among the 50 nominees. "It's an honor," Mbah a Moute said. "But it doesn't matter right now. All that matters is the team. My health is good, my knees are fine."
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October 26, 2007 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute knows this about James Naismith: He invented basketball, and he was from Canada. Mbah a Moute was among three UCLA players nominated Thursday for the 2007-08 Naismith Trophy, awarded to the nation's top college player. Junior guard Darren Collison and junior forward Josh Shipp were also among the 50 nominees. "It's an honor," Mbah a Moute said. "But it doesn't matter right now. All that matters is the team. My health is good, my knees are fine."
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February 28, 2005 | J.A. Adande
Some of the great names in basketball history were in the house, among them Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Walton and the man who mentored them at UCLA, John Wooden. None carried the weight of Naismith. That's Ian Naismith, grandson of the game's inventor, James A. Naismith. And that's 60 pounds' worth of weight. It's in the form of a golden briefcase that contains the typewritten pages that brought the original 13 rules of basketball to the world.
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June 5, 2000 | LARRY STEWART
What: "Basketball: the Dream Teams" Where: The History Channel, tonight, 9-11 It's appropriate that this two-hour documentary is on the History Channel because it is essentially a history of basketball. The title is a little misleading, as is the opening. A viewer at first might think it's about Olympic "dream teams." But soon the viewer is taken back to basketball's beginning, to 1891, when Dr. James Naismith invented the game.
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December 21, 1991 | MICHAEL ARACE, HARTFORD COURANT
Somewhere in Brazil, the next Pele is shooting free throws. If that is hard to imagine, it shouldn't be. Although soccer remains the most popular sport in the world in terms of number of fans, there are more people in more places dribbling with their hands instead of their feet. Estimates indicate 250 million people in 176 countries are playing competitive basketball, and the game continues to grow at a staggering rate. Dr. James Naismith is responsible.
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March 29, 1988 | BOB OATES, Times Staff Writer
The year before James Naismith invented basketball here 97 winters ago, he was a 29-year-old college student who played center on his school's football team, which was coached by a new teacher, Amos Alonzo Stagg. In time, Naismith was to become a medical doctor, but as an 1890 student he wore only three hats.
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October 8, 1991
The free YMCA youth basketball clinic to be conducted Saturday by UC Irvine Coach Rod Baker is closed to high school players but is open to boys and girls in the first through eighth grades. High school players are excluded because of NCAA rules restricting contact between coaches and prospective student-athletes. Baker, a former Seton Hall assistant preparing for his first season at Irvine, will lead the one-hour clinic at the Newport-Costa Mesa Family YMCA at 10 a.m. Saturday.
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March 1, 1992 | KAREN STABINER
ELEVATING THE GAME: Black Men and Basketball by Nelson George (HarperCollins: $20; 261 pp.) Dr. James Naismith invented the game of basketball 100 years ago, at a YMCA in Springfield, Mass. It took another 59 years before a black man was allowed to play the game professionally, even though, as with baseball, there was a thriving circuit of barnstorming teams, and even greater enthusiasm in schoolyards around the country.
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June 5, 2000 | LARRY STEWART
What: "Basketball: the Dream Teams" Where: The History Channel, tonight, 9-11 It's appropriate that this two-hour documentary is on the History Channel because it is essentially a history of basketball. The title is a little misleading, as is the opening. A viewer at first might think it's about Olympic "dream teams." But soon the viewer is taken back to basketball's beginning, to 1891, when Dr. James Naismith invented the game.
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December 21, 1991 | MICHAEL ARACE, HARTFORD COURANT
Somewhere in Brazil, the next Pele is shooting free throws. If that is hard to imagine, it shouldn't be. Although soccer remains the most popular sport in the world in terms of number of fans, there are more people in more places dribbling with their hands instead of their feet. Estimates indicate 250 million people in 176 countries are playing competitive basketball, and the game continues to grow at a staggering rate. Dr. James Naismith is responsible.
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March 29, 1988 | BOB OATES, Times Staff Writer
The year before James Naismith invented basketball here 97 winters ago, he was a 29-year-old college student who played center on his school's football team, which was coached by a new teacher, Amos Alonzo Stagg. In time, Naismith was to become a medical doctor, but as an 1890 student he wore only three hats.
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February 7, 2001 | From Associated Press
Theodore M. O'Leary, a former player at the University of Kansas and one of the last links to basketball inventor James Naismith, died Monday. He was 90. O'Leary was honored three years ago as the oldest of 275 lettermen at a reunion marking 100 years of University of Kansas basketball. "I'm the oldest basketball player alive," he said at the time, "which doesn't say much for playing basketball." O'Leary, who took a class taught by Naismith, was an All-American in 1931-'32, was the No.
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August 21, 1986 | United Press International
Former basketball great Wilt Chamberlain joined a group of Canadian investors Wednesday in announcing a formal bid for a National Basketball Assn. franchise in the city that held the first NBA game ever played. If approved, the multimillion-dollar venture would result in the first non-American NBA club in 40 years. The 7-foot 1 1/2-inch Chamberlain said he was "as confident as I am tall" of building a winning club if the NBA approves the franchise.
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