The sport of basketball has been voted the 21st most important Canadian invention of all time according to a CBC special featuring the top 50 Canadian inventions.

Basketball joins other important inventions including the development of insulin, the telephone and the lightbulb.  It is a sport that rivals the largest sport in the world (soccer) for participation, with nearly 400 million people playing - or 1 in 12 people.

For more on the Top 50 Canadian Inventions, CLICK HERE

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