Question: When and where did women’s basketball begin?

What was before the WNBA?

The American Basketball League, often abbreviated to the ABL of 1996 was a professional women’s basketball league in the United States. At the same time the ABL was being formed, the National Basketball Association (NBA) was creating the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).

In what month and year did the WNBA begin play?

Women’s National Basketball Association

Current season, competition or edition: 2021 WNBA Finals
Sport Basketball
Founded April 22, 1996
Founder David Stern
Inaugural season 1997

Who invented the 3 point line?

Some credit Eddie Rios Mellado – a native of Puerto Rico who created a three-point line for a children’s league and later implemented it into a 1962 tournament. However, when the ABA introduced the line, it did not cite Mellado’s line as a source of inspiration or credit him as the official inventor.

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