World History of Basketball - The history of basketball began with its discovery in 1891 in Springfield Massachusetts by Canadian physical education instructor James Naismith. The game become very popular during the 20 century. The professional game followed, The American national basketball association ( NBA ) was established in 1949. The first public basketball game was played in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 11, 1892. After its arrival in Europe the first international match was held in 1909 in Saint Petersburg : Mayak Saint Petersburg beat a YMCA American team.
History of Indian Basketball - In India the game of Basketball started its journey in 1930 when it was played for the first time. The first Indian national championship for men was conducted in 1934. The Basketball Federation of India ( BFI ) which is the governing body of the game in India was formed in 1950.