Arts & Entertainment
Basketball a good story
The invention and the inventor of basketball is the subject
of a musical production that debuted recently at Xavier University
John Grissmer’s The Perfect Game tells the story of James “Doc”
Naismith, who invented basketball in 1891 as a way to occupy
unruly students at a YMCA school in Springfield, Mass.
The musical has a bemused Naismith moving back and forth in
time between 1891 and today and “is upbeat and lively," according
to director Catherine Springfield.
Alexander Wolff, in Big Game, Small World, says basketball
has become more popular than soccer among middle-class youngsters
around the world.