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All about the history of basketball. Includes questions about the first game ever played, the history of how basketball was created, and about the most points ever scored in one game.
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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No. As of August 2015, that has never happened. Detroit won three championships in 1935. The Lions (NFL), Red Wings (NHL) and Tigers (MLB) all won their respective championships. Technically, Detroit had a perfect year because the NBA did not come into existence until 1946.
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Steve Francis and Elton Brand shared the NBA rookie of the year award in 1999-2000.
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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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Lebron James and Amare Stoudamire were the only 2. Moses Malone was the defensive rookie of the year in the ABA. Kobe was named the all rookie team, but not rookie of the year. in the year that Kobe was a rookie, AI was the roy.
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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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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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The game of basketball was invented by James Naismith in 1891. Naismith was a Canadian physical education instructor at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts. In December of 1891, the director of the school, Dr. Luther Halsey Gulick, asked Naismith to find a physical…
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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 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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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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Basketball was first played in Springfield, Massachusetts, where it was invented.
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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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Basketball history "Everything" is an awful lot. A good start would be to enter "basketball history" in the Google search box on the right side of this page.
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No.The NBA championship trophy is called the Larry O'Brien Trophy.A new one is presented to the champions every year and it looks like a basketball about to go through a net.The Stanley Cup is massive, it has all of the winners names engraved on it, past and present, and the same Cup is passed aroun…
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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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Harlem Globetrotters Tommy Brookings, William Grant, Inman Jackson, Lester Johnson, Joe Lillard, Randolph Ramsey, Walter Wright, and William Watson were the first players. The team was formed from players at Wendell Phillips High School in Chicago, Illinois and was originally called The Savoy Big…
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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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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the all-time leader in most points scored with 38,387 total points. Wilt Chaimberlain has the most total rebounds with 23,924 total. John Stockton has the most total assists with 15,806 total. John Stockton has the most total steals with 3,265 total. Hakeem Olajuwon has th…
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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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James Naismith When he invented the game (though there is some debate about this) he was not looking for money, he was looking for something to keep his students occupied in the winter. So, the answer to your question is, he made nothing!Which was nice of him not to think of money, but about his …
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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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The Los Angeles Lakers. NBA titles by franchise: Boston Celtics 17 Minn.-LA Lakers 15 Chicago Bulls 6 San Antonio Spurs 4 Phil.-GS Warriors 3 Philadelphia 76ers* 3 Detroit Pistons 3 Houston Rockets 2 New York Knicks 2 Seattle SuperSonics-Oklahoma City Thunder 1 Portland T…
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Basketball was invented in America by a P.E. teacher to begin with. Many people loved the new game he invented, and it started spreading rapidly. Eventually, the sport was made into a professional sport, the NBA, and caught on quickly.
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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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Wes Unseld in 1969 and Wilt Chamberlain in 1960.
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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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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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Spud Webb, Mugsy Bougs, Earl Boykins   Calvin Murphy, easy   nate Robinson
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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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Nearly all basketballs have an inflatable inner rubber bladder inside, generally wrapped in layers of fiber and then covered with a tacky surface made either from leather (traditional), rubber, or a synthetic composite. As in most inflatable balls, there is a small needle valve opening to allow the …
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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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Orange is a bright color which makes the ball easy to see Basketball also evolved out of being played with peach baskets and balls which were originally designed for other sports(like "football" or soccer); these balls were made out of leather and such, which had a natural orange-tan colour that …
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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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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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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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(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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Dunking has never been banned in the NBA. Dunking was banned in college ball between 1967-1976. It was thought that the ban was aimed at Lou Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) to keep him from completely dominating the game. In interviews, John Wooden discounted this saying that the NCAA outlawed the du…
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Chronologically, Herman Sayger was the inventor. Depending on your perspective, the three-point line was developed/introduced several times in the course of basketball's history. The list of possible "inventors" are included below: # Herman Sayger (1933) # Howard Hobson (1945) # Al Grenert (1950s…
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A boatload of players have done this in the NBA and in college. Wilt Chamberlain had 100 points in an NBA game, David Robinson, Elgin Baylor, Michael Jordan, David Thompson, George Gervin and many more. In college, Bevo Francis, Frank Selvy, Paul Arizin, Bill Mlkvy, Kevin Bradshaw, Austin Carr, Eddi…
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James Naismith created the game of basketball in 1891. He was a physical education professor at Springfield College in Massachusetts (same place where the first basketball game/court was created). He needed a way to keep his gym class (a.k.a. the YMCA) active and occupied during the winter months, t…
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"Shorts" are not short anymore. They are about twice as long as they used to be.
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basketball has become so popular because of the nba!! the nba has attracted many viewer4s all over the world !!
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won the MVP 6 times. He has at least been nominated 6 times, most likely more.
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A free throw is only worth one point. Free throw is a term used in basketball, not baseball. In Basketball, it is worth a total of one point Thanks for using s.com!
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The Boston Red Sox baseball team came back from 3-0 to defeat the New York Yankees in the AL Championship series in 2004, 4 games to 3. The 1974-75 New York Islanders came back from a 3-0 deficit against the Pittsburgh Penguins to win the series, and almost did it again against the Philadelphia Flye…
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Springfield, Massachusetts. View the link below for more info.
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it was around world war 2
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nearly all of them in Europe and America \Australia
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Why wouldn't you participate in basketball? In elementary school, basketball is one of the few sports available to be played. In pick up games, especially at schools, as many as 25 people can play. Also, gender is not an issue.
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A Pro-Hop is a move that is more formally known as the "jump-stop" or "jump-step." A jump-step is when you are driving or moving with the ball and then putting both hands on the ball to do a jump towards any direction you wish, landing on both feet at the same time. If you don't land on your feet …
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Circa 1896-1900 basketball was played in a large mesh cage. Link to a site about this, and the New Jersey Trentons aka "cagers" capital century.com
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Because the ball is shot into a net. -Also, because the first hoop was a peach basket- hence 'basket'ball.A Canadian doctor, Dr. Naismith , first had the idea to create a game that would fill gymnasiums during wintertime. After long and deep thoughts, he found this principle: two teams must throw a …
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Tracy McGrady scored the most points, at 61 points.
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There are a few different types of point guards that play the game. However, all point guards should be able to bring the ball up the court, be the leader of the team, call out plays when needed, and be able to make assists. The different types of point guards range from Allen Iverson type guards wh…
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Michael Jordan is considered the best player of all time, not just the best shooting guard. Michael Jordan was the guy that every one in basketball wants to be like. He had the ability to hit clutch shots from anywhere on the floor. He had an explosive drive that left defenders wondering where he we…
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The main way to become a better basketball player is by practice, practice, and more practice. Find your weakness. Make sure you most improve your weakness. Whatever you can't do well, practice on that. Try to ask someone you know what they think of your game. Ask them suggestions on how you can imp…
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some rules in basketball are substitutions during the 4 minute periods may only be during a time out.the offensive team must cross center in 10 seconds or they forfeit the game.you are not aloud to travel that is when your walking around without dribbling.fouls are called for the following situation…
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All-Time Leading NBA Scorer The all time leading scorer in NBA history is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with 38,387 points.
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Not sure if it still holds true, but in NCAA Division I men's basketball there are three teams - Vanderbilt, Princeton and UNLV - that have made a 3 point basket in every game played since its inception. Kentucky Also. as of 12/20/2011, Duke, Western Kentucky may also be in this list.Check it out i…
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Answer Without a doubt, the three point shot.
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All-Time Top 20 Single NBA Game ScorersHere are the first 8:100 Wilt Chamberlain, Phi. March 2, 1962 N.Y.80 Kobe Bryant, L.A.L. Jan 23, 2006, Tor78 Wilt Chamberlain, Phi. Dec. 8, 1961 (3OT) L.A.L.73 Wilt Chamberlain, Phi. Jan. 13, 1962 Chi.73 Wilt Chamberlain, S.F. Nov. 16, 1962 N.Y.73 David Thompso…
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there have been 20 players that have became coaches. lets not forget presidents of a team.
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Marshall University??Yes it was marshall university. Bruce Morris in Feb. 7 1985 fires the shot herad around the world. 89 feet 10 inches  Can't remember name but he played for Virginia Tech and I believe shot was made against Florida State. I may have been Tic Price  The longest shot wa…
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Michael Jordan's Last Games Michael Jordan's last game before his first retirement was Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns on June 20th, 1993. The Bulls won the game for their 3rd straight NBA championship. His last game before his second retirement was on June 14th, 1998, in G…
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The most famous basketball players would definitely be Lebron James, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, and Kobe Bryant. There are many foreign popular basketball players, too, and players that are popular because they are foreign, including Yao Ming, Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol, Ricky Rubio, P…
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An assists is when player A passes the ball to player B and player B shoots the ball and makes a basket, resulting in player A getting the assist. However, player B does not strictly have to shoot the ball immediately. Player B can take a small step or dribble to create space for himself and then sh…
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Wilt Chamberlain in 1962 against the Knicks. He scored 100 points.
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Answer Rajon Rondo had 5 pts, 11 reb, and 12 assists on February 10th, 2008 vs. San Antonio. Jason Kidd had a 5 pt, 11 reb, 10 assist game vs. Miami ealier this season on Dec 20th. These kind of games aren't that uncommon. There were 7 games last year where guys had double digit rebounds and as…
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Nat Hickey of the 1947-48 Providence Steamrollers, at 46, was the oldest player in NBA history. He appeared in only one game that season.
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Yes, in the 70's   1976 Three for two rule introduced to allow players fouled in the act of shooing to attempt a third fouls shot if either of the first two attempts miss.There was also a 2 for 1 rule during that time. All defensive fouls were awarded a free throw or free throws. If a one sho…
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The semi-circle is also known as the restricted zone. The circle signifies the line where players can and cannot pick up a charge. If someone is trying to pick up a charge and is standing inside the semi-circle (or closer to the basket), then they are inside the restricted zone and will not pick up …
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A triple-double is when you record three double-digit stats. The most common triple-double involves points, assists, and rebounds. For example, 24 points, 12 assists, and 14 rebounds. You can have a triple-double involving any stat except for turnovers. A player could only score 4 points and get onl…
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The rules of basketball have undergone significant development since its invention in 1891.Timeline of the evolution of the rules of basketball1895: The free throw line was officially placed 15 feet (4.6 m) from the basket. Before this, many gyms had the line 20 feet (6.1 m) from the basket.1896: A …
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with air and rubber
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The NBA began in 1946-47 when it was still the BAA (Basketball Association of America). It changed it's name before the 1949-50 season to the NBA (National Basketball Association). The 11 teams that played in that first season that started it all in 1946-47 were: Boston Celtics Chicago Stags (fold…
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As far as I know it was invented in 1891 by Dr.James Naismith .He was the athletic direcyor of the YMCA at the time and needed to come up with an indoor winter game to help deal with unruly students.
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There are many, many people that play basketball, including elementary school kids, middle school kids, high school kids, college basketball players, NBA players, WNBA players, female players in schools, other countries, etc.
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Some say it's simply because leather is brownish-tan-orange, and the original balls were leather.Others cite Butler University NCAA coach Paul Hinkle as originating the orange-colored basketball. He wanted a ball that could be better seen by players and fans and worked with The Spalding Company to d…
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1950 was a year of awakening for the NBA. In 1950, four black men played in the NBA: Earl Lloyd, Chuck Cooper, HanK DeZonie and Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton. They were the first African-Americans to play in the NBA. On October 31, 1950, Earl Lloyd, a member of the Washington Capitols, became the first A…
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