Whether you’re a collector or just a lover of the game, you’re going to want one of these collectible replica Naismith leather basketballs. Commemorate the game and the love of the sport with this original replica ball. James Naismith is known far and wide for inventing the game of basketball– he wrote the rule book! First played in the gymnasium at the University of Kansas, this type of ball was first shot into peach baskets. Truly, the game of basketball was transformed over the years into a sport we’ve all come to love.