Top 10 Greatest Basketball Moments in History

Photo by Keith Allison

Photo by Keith Allison

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Basketball is a sport that has the ability to inspire great passion–and sometimes great anger, if you happen to be on the losing side. Originally played with peach baskets, it has grown by leaps and bounds over the years to become one of North America’s favorite sports. Whether you’re a fan of college games or the NBA, it’s difficult to go without hearing about at least one related piece of news at any point in time.

Looking back at basketball throughout history, you’ll find some of the greatest players still talked about today. Michael Jordan’s effortless plays and Larry Bird’s accomplishments inspire new players, even decades later. And, with plenty of memorable games to look back on, it’s fun to reminisce about the moments that made us laugh, scream, or cheer for our team.

In this article, you’ll learn about the top 10 greatest basketball moments in history. These were times when players outdid themselves, when unusual or exciting events happened, or when the limits of human ability seemed to stretch. Dribble your way into the information below.