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Original basketball rules go to auction

Updated: October 28, 2010, 3:30 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's been nearly 119 years since James Naismith wrote down 13 rules for a new game he devised as a way to give youths at a Springfield, Mass., YMCA an athletic activity to keep them busy in the winter.

On Dec. 10, those rules -- considered "the birth certificate of one of the world's most popular sports" -- will be put up for auction in New York and are expected to bring in at least $2 million. The proceeds are to go to the Naismith International Basketball Foundation, ...

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