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The game of basketball, including positions, basketball hoop sizes, and court sizes. Includes all levels of basketball.
I am a high school basketball official. Good Question. There is a rule on what to do if that situation arises. Rule 2-10 is about "correctable errors." It states that the officials may correct an error if a rule is inadvertently set aside and results in: a. Awarding of an unmerited free throws b. Fa…
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There is a VERY SLIM chance of one making it to the NBA. Lets put it this way; there are 15 players on a basketball team in high school. There are around 10 schools in most school districts. Fifteen players X 10 schools = 150 players. There are only 60 players taken in every NBA draft. There are 150…
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Actually, the answer is Don Kelly. Makes $14 M
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The offensive team is credited with a "team rebound" No individual player gets credit for a rebound but the offensive team is credited with a "team rebound." A team rebound is also given following a missed shot, if a personal foul is called before the rebound can be grabbed. It is also given to th…
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No, he started school late, he studied at Hillcrest Middle School. Also he didn't play much basketball until high school.
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Ice Hockey First a protective layer must be laid on the court; if the court is not smooth enough, this may also be dealt with. Next the cooling apparatus is put down, followed by the base and then the "ice". All up, this might be up to a week, given the complexity of the task and the need for it to …
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Answer There are MVP's for each league. In the AL, it was Miguel Tejada for the Oakland A's and in the NL, it was Barry Bonds.
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%REPLIES% Answer Near as I can recall, none. Obviously all the central teams have been in two. -Detroit, and Cleveland have been in the east too. -White Sox, and Minnesota, (and KC?) have been in the west too. I think all the west teams have always been in the west, and all the curr…
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IF THE SEASON STARTED TODAY, AND THE YANKEES WON, AND THE RED SOX DIDN'T PLAY YET THE LEAD WOULD BE HALF A GAME, IF THE SOX PLAYED THE NXT DAY, AND LOST, AND THE YANKEES DID NOT PLAY , THE SOX WOULD BE 1 FULL GAME BEHIND, 1-0 VS 0-1. SO EACH GAME IS A HALF A GAME IN THE STANDINGS UNTIL THE OTHER TEA…
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Players on the ballot for election to the Hall of Fame are chosen by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). More information about the entire process can be found at the link below:http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/hofers_and_honorees/rules.htm
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Steve Francis and Elton Brand shared the NBA rookie of the year award in 1999-2000.
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The two essential pieces of equipment needed in order to play basketball are a basketball and a hoop. Those are the only pieces you need to play- of course, there are more that you can have. Those include jerseys, a basketball court, the three point and free throw line, and the shot clock.
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Kansas Jayhawks. The coaches were Phog Allen and James Naismith. The first basketball teams were: 1891,Dec21 - 18 students play 1st college basketball game (Springfield College, Massachusetts). 1892, Jan20 - The first official basketball game was played by students at the Springfield, MA YMCA Trai…
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His career high for a regular season game is 69 in a overtime game against Cleveland on 3/28/90. His playoff career high is 63 against the Celtics on 4/20/86, setting the record for most points in a playoff game.
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The first national basketball tournament was the National Invitational Tournament, the NIT. It preceded the start of the NCAA tourney. The first year of the NCAA Basketball Tournament was 1939.
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%FOLLOWUPS% A football team got rained out, so the players invented a game with a ball and a peach bucket.
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Basketball rules On Dec. 15, 1891, James Naismith, a Canadian physical education instructor, invents basketball, while working at the Y.M.C.A. College at Springfield, Massachusetts On Jan 15, 1892, Triangle magazine in Springfield, MA published the rules for a brand new game: the one we…
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The home team in football gets to choose whether they wear light or dark colors depending on the weather; if it's cold out then the home team will usually wear dark colors to soak up heat and sunlight. Light colors reflect sunlight so the home team will wear light colors when it is hot outside. …
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104 feet long by 58 feet wide
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On November 1, 1946, in the opening game of the fledgling Basketball Association of America (BAA), Ossie Schectman scored the opening basket for the New York Knickerbockers against the Toronto Huskies. Schectman and his teammates Sonny Hertzberg, Stan Stutz, Hank Rosenstein, Ralph Kaplowitz, Jake W…
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Typically, there are five (5) main positions: two guards, two forwards, and a center. By rule, there is nothing that any one of these positions can do that the others cannot. But they all have traditional "roles" which they usually adhere to. They are listed below. However, note that many basketbal…
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The greatest move in an NBA game really depends on what you consider as great. Some people prefer the big throw-down dunks over shot blockers while others prefer major cross-overs that school the other player. I think it could be Julius "Dr. J" Erving's behind the back-board, under hand scoop again…
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Basketball is a popular sport. There are five players on each team and each team tries to get the basketball in each other's nets. You play this game with a basketball which is a sphere colored orange with black stripes. Basketball is most common in the USA. There are professional teams, college tea…
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His uniform was #10.
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A waiver is a temporary status for players who are released by their team. A player released between August 15th and the end of the regular season stays on waivers for 48 hours. A player released at any other time stays on waivers for 10 days. During the waiver period other teams may claim a waived …
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Around the time basketball was invented. It hit high school before turning into the NBA.
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NCAA D1: Appalachian State University Campbell University Davidson College Duke University East Carolina University Elon University Gardner-Webb University High Point University University of North Carolina - Asheville North Carolina A&T State University North Carolina Central University North…
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A talented 3 point shooter will have around 40%-49%. Some of the best three point shooters don't have the best percentage however. A very good 3-point shooter will hit 40% - 47% but anything above that is next to impossible for a season.
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When a player plays significant minutes at BOTH the POWER FORWARD (or SMALL FORWARD) and CENTER position they get labeled with the position FC (forword/center).
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Basketball court dimensions can vary: An NBA court is 94 ft long and 50 ft wide. A College or High School court is 84 ft long and 50 ft wide. An NCAA court is 94 ft long and 50 ft wide. A Junior High court is 74 ft long and 42 ft wide. Half court is the same width and half the distance of the full …
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No position always takes out the ball. Most likely, a center or power forward will take out the ball and pass it in to the point guard. However, anyone can take out the ball.
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It was Dr. James Naismith invented the game of basketball in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts ... but at the time he used a soccer ball. - U.S. patent #1,718,305 was granted to G.L. Pierce on June 25, 1929 for the "basketball" used in the game. Spaulding was one of the first companies that manufac…
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Lets say hypothetically you are a basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers. It would be in your contract to stay in Los Angeles for as long as the contract requires. That meaning you could not leave the city without breaking the contract. If you do leave the city it would be breaking the contrac…
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There is no set probability for every 3-point shot. Every player has their own 3-point percentage, which is simply the number of 3-point shots made divided by the number of 3-point shots attempted. The average three point percentage is around 35%, while the generally high percentages are around …
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%REPLIES% Answer Backboards have been invented to prevent spectators from leaning over balconies where baskets were attached and interfering with shots. Also, a laceless basketball became official in 1950. Answer The basketballs are not laced or sewn any more. they dont use peach baskets a…
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According to the Spalding website, (http://www.spalding.com/contact/contact.html#Q6), there are 122 dots per square inch on a Spalding basketball which makes approximately 35,000 dots total. Some basketballs have different designs, though, and will have a different number of total dots. but the do…
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Basketball started in Springfield, Massachusetts. It was invented by a Canadian named James Naismith. Basketball is unique in that it was invented by one person, rather than evolving from a different sport. In early December 1891, Dr. James Naismith, a Canadian-born physician and minister on the f…
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The main role for the shooting guard is to either defend or score. The role for a shooting guard really depends on what each team needs. If a team only needs a good defender, most likely the shooting guard will be a defender rather than a scorer. Some examples: Ray Allen. One of the best 3 point sho…
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The man who started basketball was James Naismith and he started teaching basketball where ever he worked then basketball became popular and colleges started to adopt the sport. Eventually, the fad caught on and basketball was a hit everywhere. From an elementary and middle school game to a high…
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A dead ball foul is a term in which the ball has not been inbounded, the clock is stopped, thus a "dead ball," and a foul has been commited.
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I.) The failure to bring the ball from the backcourt into the frontcourt in the allotted 10 seconds.II.) After offense brought the ball to frontcourt, if any player on offense causes the ball to be in their team's possession on the backcourt that is a violation. (once you cross the half court you ca…
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You'll have your post or highest jumping player doing the tip standing at the inner circle facing the goal your shooting on. Normally your point guard stands in backcourt at the top of the key protecting the goal in case the other team gets the tip. Two wings stand on either side of the tip on the …
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Popularity is a controversial subject, as popularity is different on many accounts. For instance, the area matters. Should you be in Sacramento, the Kings will be the most popular team. However, the Hornets will be the most popular in New Orleans. For the entire United States, however, the most …
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Yes, in the NCAA when the ball is shot, after it has left the hand of the shooter, it is in possession of neither team. Therefore anyone, including the shooter, can catch the ball, resume dribbling or pass/shoot. The referee must determine that it was actually a shot. Every level of basketball r…
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Basketball was first played in Springfield, Massachusetts, where it was invented.
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First Million Dollar NBA Player The first $1 million salary for one year was Moses Malone in the 1978-79 season. He was paid exactly $1 million. This was when Bird and Magic were the two best players in college and Jordan was in high school. In the mid-70s, top players like Julius Erving and Karee…
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Basketball rules The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands. The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands (never with the fist). A player cannot run with the ball. The player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it, allowance to be made for a man…
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If there is a team with a 22-3 record and a team with a 22-4 record, the team is one- half game behind. The same goes for a team with a 14-23 team and a 15-23 team.
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The official types of shots involved in basketball are the mid-range shot, the layup, the three-pointer, the dunk, the alley-oop, the free-throw, and the half-court shot. Those are the official shots, but there are some other slang terms.
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The three pointer entered high school as soon as the NBA created the three point shot.
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The ace is the "main man". The ace is the best player on the team offensively. This is very important because if the ace scores a lot, he will be able to control the tempo of the game. An ace needs to have the ability to score at will with a variety of moves (jumpshots, driving in for dunks and …
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Generally speaking, the highest percentage shots are the ones closest to the basket while not being opposed by a defender close by. The dunk is almost a sure thing, while layups are missed periodically. Dunks have a higher percentage in shot making. Dunking is the highest percentage shot in the NBA…
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The PF stands for personal fouls. While the position, "PF" is in fact power forward, "PF" when found on the score card and the box score stands for how many personal fouls the player committed.
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Yes, if the player establishes himself in bounds by placing both feet inside the court. If one foot has not been re-established, then it is a violation of being out of bounds while collecting the ball, resulting in a turnover.
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Basketball is so popular in my opinion because schools have dozens of basketball hoops and basketballs on their playground. That is the main sport kids grow up with, and they want to continue playing it. The reason I think basketball is so popular is because when you go to poorer places the only sp…
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It is called the "game reset" because it resets the current timeouts that are available to each team. Because it provides essentially all the information you need to know about the game at the present time, regardless of whether you just flipped to the channel, or haven't been paying close…
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Magic Johnson of Michigan State.Magic was absolutely the Most Outstanding Player of the 1979 NCAA tournament. If you're thinking of the regular season National Player of the Year, then it was Larry Bird. Bird swept all major NPOY awards that season.
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There are many kinds of defenses, and some coaches use their own made up forms of defense. The most common forms of defense are zone, 2-3 defense (two players in a line around the free-throw line and three players in a line with one on the right wing, one under the basket and one on the left wing), …
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An assist is when player A passes the ball to player B and player B makes the shot in a short time, resulting in player A getting an assist.
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For anyone to shoot the best way is to practice. I know you probably hear that all the time, but its true. The form you can practice is: start out with the ball in front of your stomach in a crouched position. Then take the ball and bring it up to your chest. As you bring it up to your head, slightl…
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Just remember this: there is no correct way to shoot a basketball. Anyway that you can shoot is correct. There are no specific websites. There are some videos that you can buy that can help you learn how to shoot better, but no specific website. I am a basketball player and I get help with my shooti…
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I guess its all about talent or capabilites. If women has that much talent or capabilities then definitely do that.
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As each team advances to the final quartet, viewers will expect the teams to celebrate with a time-honored tradition: cutting down the nets. But not many fans will know where that tradition originated. Well, legendary high school and college coach Everett Case is given credit for starting the practi…
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Basketball's Popularity in the US It was invented in the United States by James Naismith. It is a sport that taller people can excel at. It has few minimum requirements, a ball, a target, a person. Other team sports like baseball or soccer are more fun with more people. Basketball can easily be e…
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1965 Bill Bradley* Princeton 87 pts, 24 reb. It seems it was Bill Bradley who was Final Four MVP in 1965 but Princeton did not win the Championship.
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The answer is simply no. Just because their the worst team in the NBA doesn't mean they aren't good. It just means the other teams are better. What if the best high school team isn't actually good and the other teams are just really bad? Well, the answer is no. They are pro players for a reason. The…
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Spud Webb, Mugsy Bougs, Earl Boykins   Calvin Murphy, easy   nate Robinson
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Yes you can shoot any shot with the backboard, sometimes people say it looks bad. It actually increases your percentage when you use the backboard. Yes, it is perfectly legal to shoot a free throw off the backboard. Some might say that it looks bad, but whatever allows you to make the free-thro…
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There have been 52 Hawkeye's drafted by NBA teams. Here is the list below with the number in the round they were drafted, (in 1982 and after the number is their TOTAL draft position regardless of round)name, school, team that drafted them, year, and round they went in. Obviously there are players th…
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The United States and most of Europe are the big basketball places, but China, Japan, the Philippines, Australia India, and most countries play it.
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The real rookie of the year is presented near the beginning of the playoffs.
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I believe, though someone may correct me, that it was the 'Legend' Larry Bird.  Artis Gilmore...lifetime field goal percentage of .599.  Mark Price, free-throw pct of .904. The correct answer: Artis Gilmore has highest field goal percentage for CAREER at .599. But for BEST single SEASON …
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The game of basketball is completely different. First of all, dribbling was introduced into the game. Many different rules have entered as well, including the three second violation, palming the ball, and traveling. The three point shot was introduced and changed the game dramatically. The 24 second…
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GF represents Guard/Forward. Meaning that the player has the physical and athletic ability to play at least one of the guard positions or one of the forward positions while on the court. You usually find this to be the case when a player is traditionally larger than a guard but possesses the shootin…
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A Safety plays football.   a safety has nothing to do with this basketball. If a safety did play in basketball (which it doesn't) it would probably guard its own net from the other team.
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In the NBA it is 3 feet from the sideline.The curve begins 5 feet 3 ins from the baseline. In high school and college, draw a line parallel to the baseline that goes through the center of the basket; this is where the curved part of the line begins. (This is also 5 feet 3 inches from the baseline.)
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It started as just an indoor sport for the students at Springfield High School.When it became a professional sport it was the most popular sport at the time.
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The most famous basketball player in the history of the game is undoubtedly Michael Jordan.
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The Philadelphia Warriors won the first NBA championship.
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It use to be at least 18. But they changed it. High schoolers cant go to the NBA anymore. Minimum age now is 19. This means you need at least 1 yr college basketball experience.
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Reggie Harding was selected by the Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons in the fourth round of the 1962 NBA Draft to become the first every NBA player to come straight out of high school.
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Basketball has changed dramatically from when it was first invented by James Naismith in 1891. Here are some of the ways it has changed: There are many more rules. It originally had 13.The baskets are not peach baskets like they were in the beginning. Now the basket includes a rim, a net, and a bac…
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The average salary for a basketball player in Germany is, in U.S. dollars, $2 Million.
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The equipment needed to play basketball are a basketball, first off, and a hoop (generally the ones found inside school gyms). Those are the only materials needed. Some materials that can be used, however, include jerseys and shorts, a gym, and lines on the ground that pinpoint the three point line,…
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That is not always true. A lot of times you can have up to twelve or more players on each team.
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%REPLIES% Answer Basketball is fun and exciting to play because theres always action that takes place out on the baaketball court.There are times it can be challenging and rough.There must be 5 players on the court at all times.There are four 8 minute quarters. Answer That is a subjective q…
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The greatest NBA/ABA players of all time would include Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Pete Maravich, Julius Erving, Jerry West, Larry Bird, Oscar Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain, and Bill Russell. Some current players (2000's and forward) include Lebron James, Tim Duncan, Karl Malo…
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Dennis Nutt, Eugene Kennedy, George McLeod, Lee Nailon, Carven Holcombe, Jamie Dixon, Gene Schmidt, Ray "Shag" Warren, Dick O'Neal, Ronny Stevenson, H.E. Kirchner, Gary Turner, Doug Boyd, Darrell Browder, Doug Arnold, Carl Lott, and Kurt Thomas were all in the NBA and were drafted out of TCU.
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NBA Chmpionship Trophy The Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy, hand-crafted in sterling silver with a 24 karat gold overlay, was designed and manufactured by Tiffany & Co. The trophy, comprised of nearly sixteen pounds of sterling silver and vermeil (sterling silver with 24 karat gold ov…
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Shooting guards are usually the good scorers on the team. They are the second option to bring the basketball up if the point guard is unable to do so, and are usually the second fastest on the team. Shooting guards are expected to be able to hit mid-range shots and three pointers when necessary.
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A hook shot is when a player takes one hand with the ball and brings it up in a half-circle motion to flick his/her wrist at the highest point to score a basket. A hook is a shot taken by a player who extends either his left or right arm strait out from either shoulder and throws the ball over his…
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there was in fact a player named marcel drive and he was part of the great Boston dynasties of the 1960's
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Point Guard: The Fast All around player(Scorer, Play Caller, Dribbler, Passer) (Chris Paul) Shooting Guard: The Fast All Around Scorer and Dribbler (Kobe Bryant) Small Forward: The fast, strong, scorer Usually exceeds in driving the lane (Lebron James) Power Forward: The Smaller Big Man (Inside a…
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Videos that can Help Improve Your Basketball Shot Pete Maravich instructional shooting videos will help, along with any videos done by J.J. Redick. Some examples are in the related links below.
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During the first half of the game, the visiting team chooses the basket they want when they take the court. At half time, they always switch which basket they attack. This is the same for the NBA, the WNBA, and college basketball.
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(Official NBA weight is 22 ounces (avoirdupois) = 623.7 grams.) High School basketballs may be lighter: 20 ounces - According to Rule 1 Section 12 Article 1e. parts 1 and 2, "The weight shall be within a minimum of 20 ounces to a maximum of 22 ounces for high school boys competition and within a m…
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The best answer is to just keep practicing. Practice will help you learn. Continue practicing. Keep shooting and shooting until you make them 50% or more of the time. If you want to have great shooting form. I suggest watching J.J. Redick's games. He has great shooting form. Most of the college ba…
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