|Governing Body:||Fédération Internationale de Basket-ball (FIBA)|
Basketball is one of the world’s most popular team sport in which two teams compete on a rectangular court by scoring more baskets than the other team. The sport was originated in December 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, a physical education professor and instructor at YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts.
The sport was originally played with a soccer ball and gained popularity first in America and then throughout the world. Men’s basketball is a part of summer Olympics since 1936 while women’s game since 1976. The global governing body of basketball is Fédération Internationale de Basket-ball (FIBA). The American National Basketball Association (NBA) is considered to be the most popular and highest level of professional basketball in the world.