James Naismith's lost basketball rules

Originally Published: October 27, 2010
By Patrick Hruby | Page 2

Dr. James Naismith's typewritten 13 original rules of basketball are going up for auction in Manhattan this December, when they are expected to sell for at least $2 million.

As for Naismith's original, lesser-known amendments to the rules? Page 2's dubious network of sources has unearthed these additional guidelines. Take a look:

Illustration by Kurt Snibbe

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