BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME
I went to the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. Unlike the
baseball hall in Cooperstown, there is no library to speak of. The librarian
wasn't even in. I wasn't shown a single book or article of hoop slang.
The internet showed that Springfield College had "Miscellaneous
pamphlets on basketball, 1890-1950." I was very interested in
this--basketball wasn't invented in 1890! James Naismith invented it in the
winter of 1891, right? I got all hot and bothered about the 1890 date!!
It was wrong!
The James Naismith story is entirely correct.