Images of basketball through the years and across the continents.
Nicknamed "Pitchin' Paul," Paul Arizin spent his entire National Basketball Association career with the Philadelphia Warriors from 1950 to 1962. He retired with the third highest career point total (16,266) in NBA history, and was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History upon its 50th anniversary in 1996.
Billy Cunningham played fiercely, coached intensely, and won frequently. And he made it to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with a career that reads like a how-to book for legends. As a player and then a coach for the Philadelphia 76ers, he was part of two NBA championship teams. Among his numerous career achievements, he was named to the 1966 NBA All-Rookie Team and three All-NBA First Teams. In 1996, he was named to the NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team.
The 1904 girls' World Champion basketball team from the Fort Shaw Indian Boarding School are (Front row, from left) Gennie Butch, Belle Johnson (Captain) and Emma Sansaver; (Back row, from left) Nettie Wirth, Katie Snell, Minnie Burton and Sarah Mitchell. Not pictured are Genevieve Healy, Rose LaRose and Flora Lucero. Photo courtesy Montana State University News Service.