Here are some very interesting facts about the sport of basketball. James Naismith is a guy who invented the game of basketball in the year of 1891 and the game became official Olympic event in the year of 1936 at the Summer Games in Berlin, Germany. In 1948-49 season two leagues came together called the National Basketball League (NBA) and the Basketball Association of America (BAA) to form NBA which stands for National Basketball Association that has 30 teams. The most championships won by a single team are 17 which is Boston Celtics and the player with the most points is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with 38,387 in 20 season in the NBA. The greatest player to have ever played basketball is Michael Jordan who won 6 championships with Chicago Bulls who never lost in the finals and won the MVP award in all these finals. Please feel free to download and print these Basketball Coloring Pages for use in school and home.