Basketball In New York (1939) -

Basketball In New York (1939)

British Pathé
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Various shots of basketball match in progress between New York College and the University of Oregon at Madison Square Gardens in the United States of America.
FILM ID:991.63



British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 136,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1984. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website.


  1. Flips to crowd pretty much everyone is wearing suits.

  2. Those first two shots would of been threes in todays game.

  3. It’s weird not seeing basket ball black dominated

  4. They are way better than I thought they'd be. They dribble way out front and shoot from the chest, but their passing is on point!

  5. they playing like the harlem globe trotters 💀💀

  6. the shooting form is off* and it's crazy how long ago this was. And I'm here in 2022 !

  7. they only dribble on their right hand lol

  8. I love how everybody in the crowd is wearing suits

  9. @0:19 that rim and net is so beautiful i remember an ancient run down but used to be fancy arena in my neighborhood had that thin rim and long nylon net just like that

  10. the lads from illinois are of to a spring broad start ah yes

  11. They look like a bunch of 15 year olds who hit their growth spurt too quickly

  12. You know how fun it would be to play in every decade.

  13. I can’t get over how bad their handles are! Makes you think if it’s because they didn’t have as much free time to practice dribbling with basketball being more of a “hobby” than the sport it is now

  14. Damn, look at those shooting!! Hahaha awesome

  15. I would love to just cross one of them up to see the reaction lol

  16. When everything wasnt about dribbling

  17. So basically before the 1950s, nobody really had shooting mechanics, but it's interesting when it goes in

  18. If kyrie played during this era he’d be arrested for witchcraft

  19. Every modern dribble would be considered a travel or carry in those days.

  20. This isn't first ever basketball. The first basketball game(s) had bo back boards

  21. Neil Armstrong : Minutes Before Landing Colorized says:

    Robert Horry would have 14 rings in this era

  22. They seem to be playing a hot potato game

  23. No sets of play… Just pass then shoot as you can.

  24. Davis bertans would've killed it back then

  25. It's pretty cool how this Canadian Sport is still being played today

  26. Im dropn 80pts a game in this league. Smh why couldn’t i had been born a hundred years ago smhhhhh

  27. Steph Curry will be common in this era. Look at those long range shots 🤣

  28. This is some of the good YouTube and technology has provided us with I love old media as such.

  29. This one of the Bruh Moments In Basketball History

  30. Bro I'd be like Lebron James in his prime on a kindergarten playground

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