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Griffin Ahlers
Discussion 3
Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:14am
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I have finally decided that about the topic of my paper. I chose that I am going to write about the history of basketball. I changed my decision the very last minute. At first I thought I was going to write about how all sports effected society both positively and negatively but once I thought about it, I did not know if there would be enough information or print sources to write the required five to seven pages. I chose the history of basketball because of a few things. The main thing being that basketball is simply my favorite sport and I have played ever since I was a little boy. Basketball has always interested me but the surprising thing about it is that I do not have any idea how it originated or even became popular. The oldest stuff I know about basketball is when Michael Jordan played and how good those years in the NBA were. Hopefully in this paper, I plan on really going back in history and figuring out how basketball was played for the very first time. I plan on trying to discuss the history of the sport from the beginning until all of the way to present day. Also in my paper, I am going to try to talk about some of the people who helped shaped basketball and how it became what it is today. I plan on talking about the rules and how exactly they have evolved into what they are today. Another little thing that I am going to mention in my paper is how exactly the three point line come in to play and how it originated. Many people do not know that, but the three-point line was not always a part of basketball and it was somewhat of a recent change to the game. Hopefully, I am going to find plenty of sources on this topic, which I feel like I will. The main sources that I am going to find about my topic are going to be books written by people in the 20th century. Other sources that I might find helpful might be written journals or interviews that players had long ago talking about changes happening or the adjustment to the three-point line.

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