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Naismith, James Syllabification: Nai·smith, James
Pronunciation: /ˈnāˌsmiTH/

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Definition of Naismith, James in English:

(1861–1939), Canadian-American physical education teacher. He invented the game of basketball in 1891, while teaching at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts. Basketball Hall of Fame (1959).
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