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Free Basketball Clipart

Updated on June 15, 2016

Basketball was invented in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, a physical education teacher at the YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts. The first basket was a peach basket, however one problem was that the basket retained its bottom so balls had to be retrieved manually after each "basket". Later a small hole was put in the basket so the ball could be poked out from below with a stick.

The peach baskets were used until the early 1900s when they were replaced by metal hoops with backboards and the game evolved to the game we know today.

The free basketball clip art includes basketballs and backboards and a combination of the two.

You cannot use any images on this site for sale or to form your own free collection of clip art.

You may use these free basketball clip art images on your personal site as long as you give a link back to this site. To give a link, just copy the "free basketball clip art" link in the previous sentence and paste it to your site, or copy and paste the URL below.

For use on any commercial site or project, please contact us directly.

These terms are subject to change at any time.


Instructions for Downloading the Free Basketball Clip Art
Choose a small version of any of the basketball clip art above the large images to the right. When you click on one of the images, it will appear larger.

Once you've chosen an image and see it larger, double-click on the larger image, which will make the best version of the art appear. This will give you the highest quality art.

Next just right-click and save the final version of the artwork to your hard drive.

Free Basketball Clip Art

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      Husky1970 6 years ago

      Thanks. Some of this will be useful. By the way, here is a question for you. Basketball players used to be referred to as cagers quite commonly. Why?