Naismith Rules

Basketball Rules, 'Emancipation' Copy Up For AuctionJames Naismith wrote the 13 rules nearly 119 years ago. The physical education instructor invented basketball as a winter activity for a YMCA in Springfield, Mass.
Naismith's Basketball Rules Up For Auction In NYCSotheby's is offering the Naismith Rules on Friday afternoon as part of a sale of historic documents. The presale estimate is $2 million.