Basketball has existed since 1891. The creator was James Nasmith, a canadien teacher. It's the second most popular sport in United States. The North American soldiers who fought in the First World War exported it to Europe and in 1936 it was already accepted as an olympic sport.
The biggest international basketball competition is the FIBA World Championship. In 2006 Spain won the gold medal in the Olympic Games. The Spain basketball competition is called A.C.B and F.C Barcelona has won it 11 times.
One of my favourite basketball players is Rudy Fernandez. He played since he was 5 in inferior categories of the Joventut of Badalona, then he rose to the first team in the ACB. Now he's playing with Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA.
Ricky Rubio Vives is a Spanish basketball player and he was born in October 21st, 1990 in The Masnou (Barcelona). He’s a DKV Joventut point guard basketball player.
Ricky started to participe in the ACB league with 14 years, 11 months and 24 days, establishing the record of being the youngest player in doing it. It was in October 20th, 2005. Some NBA experts think that in the Draft 2009 will be the number one. Ricky Rubio has a brother two years older, Marc Rubio, who also plays in the low categories of the Joventut and in the Spanish selection.
I started to practise basketball when I was 11 in C.B.Banyoles. Since then, I play it four times per week. I like this sport because I feel good when I practice it and because keeps me fit. A part of this I make new friends.