Here’s another look at some early “basket ball” pants. These ones are “special.” I mentioned this style before in an earlier post that includes a photo of Howard University’s 1911 varsity basketball team wearing joints similar to these. And you thought the N.B.A. dress code was rough?
Did you know that early basketballs had laces? They had to be unlaced, pumped up, tested, and re-laced repeatedly until the air pressure of the rubber bladder inside was just right. These balls evolved to include external air pump holes, but the laces remained until the 1930s, when laceless designs were first introduced. The version […]
Ever wonder where the basketball term “flush” came from? What if it came from these early bottomless basketball baskets? Antique urinal. After each made field goal, a referee had to stop play in order to pull the draw string that tipped the basket just enough for the ball to fall out. The ball would go […]