Today (August 08, 2012, Wednesday) Google is featuring “Basketball” by showing the Doodle “London 2012 basketball“. It’s an interesting animated doodle.
NOTE:This Doodle uses HTML5. If your browser is not supporting HTML5, you won’t see the animation, you will just see a static image only. So, use some HTML5 supported browser (e.g Google Chrome).
If this Doodle is not yet appearing in your Country, you can play it below.
Use space bar key or left mouse button to shoot the Baskets. If we keep pressing space bar then the ball will be thrown to long distance. It will be indicated by making the ball color red.
Men’s Basketball first appeared on the Olympic programme at the Berlin 1936 Games.
Basketball was invented by the Canadian James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1891.
Basketball is a fast and physically demanding game. Height is a distinct advantage, but players also need to have speed, strength and stamina.
In Basketball points are scored by shooting the ball into your opponents’ net (or basket). The ball is moved up the court either by dribbling (bouncing) or passing to another team member. A player may not take more than two steps with the ball without dribbling.
2008 Basket ball Doodle: