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Women and Basketball

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Women sports have come a long way the world over. Today I particularly focus on basketball.James Naismith invented the game in 1891, but Senda Berernson adapted the new rules for the women. The first known game was between Stanford and Berkeley(the score was 2-0 in favor of Stanford hehe).Another phenomenal group, The All American Redheads have helped shape women basketball as we know it today.The WNBA recently celebrated its 15th anniversary.

The All American Redheads were sensational.The team was honored by the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame for their contributions to the game. They were  included in a display entitled “Trailblazers of the Game” at the 2011 Induction Ceremony on June 11, 2011.Take a look at their heydays.

There was also another league-The American Basketball League-which ended after just two seasons but whose contribution to women’s basketball is huge.

I take time today to honor the great women in basketball for their their contribution towards the game and for opening up the numerous possibilities we now have at our disposal. Thank you all for your courage, we shall fight on.