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Anyone For Basketball?

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    Yes, the NBA remains on lockout. But let's take a moment (coincidentally?) to note that James A. Naismith, the man who invented basketball, was born in Ontario 150 years ago this past Sunday.

    Naismith, who died in 1939, invented the sport of basketball in 1891. He developed "Basket Ball" late that year while enrolled at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts. The baskets were real peach baskets; the ball was a soccer ball.

    Some cartoons (were there any earlier ones than these?) about the second-greatest indoor sport:


    The Harlem Globetrotters (Hanna-Barbera Studios, 1970)
    The Globetrotters decided to tackle the world of Saturday morning with this self-titled show. The plot was pretty straightforward; The Globies would travel the world in their cool Stars and Stripes bus, accompanied by their dog/mascot Dribbles. Driving the bus was Granny, an aging matron with a lot of pep left. The team took on all comers on the basketball court, and never lost. The show lasted almost three seasons, ending its run in May 1973.

    The Harlem Globetrotters (Hanna-Barbera Studios, 1979)
    The Harlem Globetrotters, America's funniest basketball team, are transformed from terrific basketball players to superheroes. They took the Impossibles' idea of transforming people into super mutant heroes. On this show, they use their athletic abilities to fight crime throughout the universe. This NBC series only lasted three months in its original run before joining up with Godzilla and Godzooky for The Godzilla/Globetrotters Adventure Hour.

    "Curious George Plays Basketball" (Curious George; Atkinson Film-Arts, 1980)
    Curious George sinks the winning shot in a basketball game

    "Basketball Bumblers" (Scooby and Scrappy-Doo; Hanna-Barbera Studios, 1982)
    The gang tries to beat basketball cheats.
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    There's a Garfield and Friends cartoon called "Basket Brawl" where it's one-on-three with food as the basketball.
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