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The rules and the chance in Basketball: a historical approach

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Author(s): António Paulo Ferreira | Sergio José Ibáñez | Jaime Sampaio

Journal: Retos : Nuevas Perspectivas de Educación Física, Deporte y Recreación
ISSN 1579-1726

Issue: 15;
Start page: 9;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Basketball | Rules | Historical approach

ABSTRACT
The present paper intends to link positive influence of the evolution in rules and the rising reduction casualty with the basketball game dynamics. Throughout a metaphoric perspective it assumes that casualty factors were somehow covered up since the game invention and they were somehow sleepy during the game evolution. This metaphoric point is justified with an historical analysis to Naismith’s goals, presuming the game was created and reinforced by the evolutionary trends of his rules across the time. It was concluded that casualty role in basketball performance was controlled by an evolutionary direction, where the value of merit, ability and expertise are seen as determinants of basketball dynamics.
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