LOS ANGELES–Tobias Harris started the three-point shooting contest in grand fashion, knocking down 18 threes in the first round, advancing the Los Angeles Clippers forward to the championship round Saturday night at Staples Center.
Dirk Nowitzki was fast asleep, across an ocean and past four countries, when his phone came to life with the news the rest of the NBA anticipated in July of 2010. The key that unlocked all the rest of free agency had finally been turned. LeBron James made a decision.
James Naismith’s original rules of basketball, written in 1891, are displayed at the University of Kansas' DeBruce Center. Though many of the founding rules do not apply to today’s game, the 13th and final one comes close: “The side making the most goals in that time shall be declared the winners.” KU alumnus and television journalist Bill Kurtis reads the rules.
Neil Nakahodo, Patrick Gleason, Chris Ochsner, Monty Davis, Todd FeebackThe Kansas City Star
Listen to James Naismith's original 13 rules of basketball