Archibald had a great behind the back dribble, and could turn the corner on the dribble with such speed. His roots came from the streets of the South Bronx, and the flare of the street game was part of what made Archibald such a popular figure.
In basketball, dribbling is bouncing the ball on the floor continuously with one hand at a time. It is the only legal way that a player may maintain possession of the ball while walking or running. James Naismith's original rules said nothing about dribbling, merely stating that passing the ball was the legal way of advancing it. Players soon developed the strategy of "passing to themselves", which Naismith himself both endorsed and admired for its ingenuity, and which evolved into the ...
The first basketball games were played with soccer balls. However, they proved to be unsuitable for dribbling and ball handling. The first manufactured basketballs were produced in 1894 by a bicycle manufacturing company. In the late 1890's Spalding took over as the official ball maker.
Dribbling: the original rules stated that a player had to pass the ball from the spot where they caught the ball. Players soon started to “move” with the ball by dropping the ball, changing position, and then catching it again. In 1901 players could dribble the ball once (but could not then shoot) and in 1909 unlimited dribbling was allowed.
Answer (1 of 4): The original versions of the game didn't allow you to move with the ball. You had to pass. Those early rules didn't say that the last person who had the ball couldn't recover it.
10 Basketball Facts You Didn't Know 1. James Naismith invented basketball. Asked in 1891 to invent an indoor winter activity by his boss at a YMCA in... 2. Basketball was played with a different ball. As bizarre as it sounds, basketball was originally played with a soccer... 3. Dribbling wasn't ...
BASKETBALL History Basketball was invented during the school year of 1891-92 at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dr. James A. Naismith conceived the idea of attaching peach baskets at opposite ends of the gym on the track that encircled the playing floor. This is where the height of 10 feet for the basket was arrived at.
Dribbling was introduced in 1901. While Naismith initially wrote that team sizes could range from 3 to 40 players, depending on the size of the floor space, five-player squads became the norm.