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Random Thought #010

12 Dec

31-7 49ers with 7:13 remaining in the 3rd Quarter

With a view like this… who’s watching the blowout lol… Merry Christmas

-Chris McCoy

James Naismith’s rules at auction

10 Dec

Associated Press

AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews: The two pages used by Dr. James Naismith to write the first basketball rules will be auctioned Dec. 10.

NEW YORK — The original rules of basketball are being sold at a New York City auction.

Sotheby’s is offering the Naismith Rules on Friday afternoon as part of a sale of historic documents. The presale estimate is $2 million.

James Naismith wrote the 13 rules nearly 119 years ago. The physical education instructor invented basketball as a winter activity for a YMCA in Springfield, Mass.

The basketball document is typed, but also contains handwritten notes.

It’s being sold to raise money for the Naismith International Basketball Foundation. The organization promotes sportsmanship and provides services to underprivileged children around the world.

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