We had some very significant basketball history milestones this week.
The Loendi Big Five
On November 5, 1900, the Loendi Social and Literary Club was incorporated in Pittsburgh, Pa.
The club’s basketball team, the Loendi Big Five, dominated black basketball during the 1910s and early 1920s.
The organization itself was the most prestigious African American social club in the country for 8 decades.
Dr. James Naismith’s Birthday
November 6, 1861 was the birth date of Dr. James Naismith, inventor of the game of basketball.