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United States educator (born in Canada) who invented the game of basketball (1861-1939)

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Naismith, 31, is desperate to play first-team football again after falling out of favour at Carrow Road.
Black Cats boss David Moyes is a long-term admirer of Scotland international Naismith, and is believed to have tried to bring him to Wearside last summer.
Naismith opened the scoring for Norwich City with a mishit slice, a goal which was met by applause from the home fans.
Naismith was applauded by all sides of the ground when the teams were announced and, more remarkably, again after he scored the opening goal for Norwich, who won the game 2-0.
The big hand he received was a show of the affection Naismith, 30, still commands in these parts.
Although Naismith - who was close to moving to Carrow Road in the last transfer window - netted a hat-trick against Chelsea in September, the forward had not featured since December 28, having recently shaken off an ankle injury.
James Naismith, sitting on a bench is flanked by smaller statues of three young basketball players who are "listening" intently to the coach who came up with the idea from a childhood game called "Duck on a Rock.
Naismith - who will lead Scotland's attack against Ireland in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier on Saturday - said: "At the end of every season, I gather up all the tops, trackies and whatever and give them to my mum.
Luther Gulick and James Naismith emerged as leaders in the athletic movement during the Progressive Era.
STEVEN Naismith believes Scotland's recent resurgence is down to Gordan Strachan giving his players the licence to express themselves and the freedom to attack.
Byline: Steven Naismith scores Everton's first goal in the victory over Arsenal at Goodison Park
Everton had Scotland forward Steven Naismith to thank for firing his side into the next round after a crunching tackle from Jordi Amat left him concussed, reports the Daily Star.
0 STEVEN NAISMITH gave Roberto Martinez his first win as Everton shocked Jose Mourinho.
EVERTON'S Steven Naismith had a birthday to remember as he fired the Toffees to their first win of the new Barclays Premier League season.
EVERTON will face a battle with at least seven other clubs for in-demand Rangers striker Steven Naismith.