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The original rules of basketball, 118 years later

Updated: January 11, 2010, 2:43 PM ET
By Hampton Stevens

On this date in 1892, James A. Naismith first published the rules to a new game he called "basket ball." The game was a little different back then. The baskets, for instance, were actual baskets -- wooden peach baskets nailed to a gymnasium wall. The original rules also called for nine players on a side and a jump ball after every score. Page 2 looks at Dr. Naismith's original 13 Rules of Basketball to see what else has changed.

1. The ball may be thrown in any direction with one ...

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