Here’s a feature that I wrote for Court Side website about the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.:

Dr. James Naismith invented basketball in Springfield, Massachusetts, where the Basketball Hall of Fame celebrates and curates its rich history. Some things are a natural match and just make sense together. That’s why the Basketball Hall of Fame is located in the city that the sport was invented in.

As a result, the two share an unbreakable bond, documenting an evolution of the sport from modest beginnings to the current era of recognized stars in every region on earth.

In Springfield, Massachusetts, Dr. James Naismith, a Canadian-born physician, and physical educator, invented the game while working at the YMCA International Training School in 1891.

Decades later, Springfield College became the first home of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1959.