In the late 1800s, a Canadian American physical education instructor named James Naismith invented basketball. His idea was to combine a wooden basket and a ball to make for a less injury prone sport than American football. The spread of Basketball was largely credited to states’ military forces and the breakout of World War I in 1914. Later, the sport quickly became established in colleges around North America. The National Basketball Association (NBA) was formed in 1946 as the game started as a professional sport.
During 1979, when videogames were beginning to grow at a rapid pace, two classic arcade basketball games were released. The first was simply titled “Basketball” and it was the first arcade cabinet game to use a trackball for player movement. It featured a one player mode and a two players mode. It also pioneered the tilted screen which became common place in arcades. The second