Early Basketball Games in Hawaii

A popular sport in Hawaii, basketball is played in high school and college sports. Pass by any city park with a basketball court, and you’ll see people running around, grabbing and bouncing an orange ball, and trying to throw it into the net.

Basketball got its start in Hawaii around 1899 shortly after the U.S. annexation of Hawaii. On February 21, 1899, The Pacific Commercial Advertiser reports that basketball was “booming” … Read More

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