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Basketball Internationally

FIBA, of which Ireland is a member, is the world governing body for basketball.

FIBA is an independent association formed by the 206 National Federations of basketball throughout the world. (the NBA is not a member of FIBA)

In 1891 Basketball was invented in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, when Dr. James Naismith tossed a ball into a peach basket.
It is estimated that there are 280 million basketball players worldwide, which amounts to 11% of the world's population compared to 13% for soccer.
Official NBA resource covers news, scores, teams and player information. This site also has broadcast schedules and audio and video highlights.


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