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January 18th, 2004, 03:12 PM
What if basketball had not been invented a little more than a century ago?
What other sports may have taken its place...Native American, ancient Europe, or some other inspiration?
January 18th, 2004, 03:42 PM
Hockey becomes bigger in the US earlier.
Not having basketball wouldnt bother me in the least, its probably my least favorite of the big 5. The egos in it are the worst in pro-sports, the fundamentals have been lost in favor of slam dunking the ball.
I would like womens basketball but the egos are pretty big there too, basketball seems to market egos more than any other sport. Too bad really :(
January 18th, 2004, 03:50 PM
How about Lacrosse?
January 18th, 2004, 03:51 PM
Basketballs main purpose was to be an indoor sport, so it can be played in the winter just as baseball is played in the summer, so only an indoor sport can replace it.
January 19th, 2004, 02:13 PM
Handball would be the ideal replacement for basketball. It's professional in some countries in Europe and requires many of the same skills. It is also a more inclusive sport cos you don't need to be over 6 foot 6/2 metres to play. I find it even more boring than basketball myself.
January 19th, 2004, 04:21 PM
Basketball is the best American sport IMO.
I was a POD that gives us Rollerball or Speedball style death sport! :D
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