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What sport came first, basketball or soccer?


Sports have been around for thousands of years, and the debate about which one was first has been going on for just as long. While it is difficult to pinpoint an exact answer, it is widely accepted that basketball and soccer have both been around for centuries. Basketball likely originated in the late 1800s, while soccer has its roots in ancient Greek and Roman culture. Both sports have since evolved and become popular worldwide. While basketball has become a major sport in the United States, soccer remains the most popular sport in the world. No matter which sport came first, both have become beloved pastimes for many people.