WWII veterans gave birth to wheelchair basketball in 1946. They played in Veterans hospitals Where World War II veterans were being treated for various degrees of paralysis. In 1948 The national Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) had the first national wheelchair basketball tournament (NWBT) were organized by the NWBA pioneer and Hall of Fame inductee Tim Nugent of the university of Illinois.
ParaSports: The Beginning
ParaSports has supported wheelchair sporting events since 2004. ParaSports has organized wheelchair basketball events for wounded warriors, veterans and civilians with various physical challenges. The San Antonio ParaSports Spurs have played in the NWBA for the last 14 years. The Spurs has been ranked in the top 10 for ten of the 14 years. Last year the spurs had their best showing in their organizations history. The Spurs advanced to the championship game by winning five straight games by a margin of 18 points a game.It was not to be Spurs go down to the Miami heat in the championship game.