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A Study on the Characteristics and Laws of Basketball Sport Dissemination

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DOI: 10.23977/jsoce.2023.051004 | Downloads: 3 | Views: 209


Chengrun Zhang 1


1 School of Physical Education, Suzhou University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, 215006, China

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Chengrun Zhang


The sport of basketball was inaugurated by Dr. James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts. On March 11, 1892, the inaugural public basketball match took place in Springfield, Massachusetts. Within the same year, the first set of rules was disseminated by the YMCA Sports Association, facilitating the swift propagation of the sport across Canada and the United States. As the 20th century progressed, the sport experienced rapid proliferation and gained immense popularity, initially within the United States and subsequently across various global regions. Following the establishment of basketball in American universities, professional competitions ensued. This paper aims to delve into the origins and development of basketball, its localized dissemination in China, and its international spread, with the objective of synthesizing and categorizing the patterns and methods of basketball's proliferation.


Basketball; Characteristics; Dissemination Patterns


Chengrun Zhang, A Study on the Characteristics and Laws of Basketball Sport Dissemination. Journal of Sociology and Ethnology (2023) Vol. 5: 18-33. DOI:


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