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Naismith: A passion for basketball

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From front seat to back seat and aisles in between, where jerseys and photographs are squeezed amongst trophies, letters of appreciation and basketballs carrying the logo of the Naismith International Basketball Foundation.

He’s the grandson of James Naismith.

Yes, THAT James Naismith, the gentleman who invented basketball in 1891.

Forget that the 60-something Ian Naismith has suffered two strokes and a heart attack and has discovered — as a result — that he may not be as lean and fit like the days he was a competitive boxer and weight lifter.

Nonsense.

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