Dr. James Naismith’s original rules of basketball, which were recently purchased by Kansas University graduates David and Suzanne Deal Booth for more than $4 million, will be on display from March 5 through May 29 at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo.
The exhibition will be free and open to the public.
The 13 basic rules were typed on two sheets of paper, now yellowed with age, so that Naismith could introduce his new game at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, Mass.
Booth bought the rules at auction in December for $4.3 million and he definitely doesn’t have buyer’s remorse. He talked about the Magna Carta of hoops with the Austin American-Statesman.