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What are the dangers of playing basketball?
It depends. If you play rough, or too long, you could tear a hamstring, ACL, MCL, labrum, a tendon in your fingers. There are numerous injuries. Don't be discouraged though, I've played for many years and never been injured. Basketball is a lot safer than football. NBA players typically last a while and don't get injured. I highly suggest you play the sport.
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Before games, people usually listen to an mp3 player or something like that. This can be used to get you hyped, get your mind off other things, and focus on the g…ame. It is also good to drink a lot of water before a basketball game. You will sweat a lot in basketball and need hydration. After a game, it is good to drink a sports drink because it holds salt, sugars, some have protein, and electrolytes, which refuel your body and build up energy once again. As for physical preparation, it depends on how serious of an athlete you are. Most professional athletes (if they lift weight everyday) do not skip game day. They still lift weight on game day, but with a lighter load not to wear them out or drain their energy. Stretching before the game is crucial to loosen you up so you do not pull any muscles or ligaments (what connects muscles to bones). For true competitive play, at least a 30 minute shoot around to dial your shot in and get in game mode. The best way to tell when your ready is you've just broken a sweat, your feeling lose and quick, and your shot seems to be making it into the basket. Once you've reached this stage, get ready mentally. Sit for a few minutes before taking the floor and calm yourself and prepare for a game. Make smooth, quick decisions on the floor and do not hesitate. That is how I would do it and is the best information I can get from observing professional basketball players. And if you strive to improve (like me), practice, practice, practice, practice.... -Good Luck!
By following the rules wears Jerseys and nike sneakers and make sure you know almost everything about baksetball and how its played. Also, be careful when it comes to game tim…e cause GAME TIME GOES BY FAST SOOOO FAST so becarefull
College and High school do not get paid. If you are in the NBA usually the owner of the team will negotiate with the basketball players agent. They usually get paid on how pop…ular or good they are but they get about 20 to 30 million dollars a year.
Basketball Terminology Backcourt violation - when the offensive team moves the ball past the half-court line then moves the ball back behind that same lineBlock - wh…en the opposite team swats the ball away from you while attempting a shot Defense - the team without the ballDouble-dribble - when a player with the ball dribbles, stops, then continues dribblingDouble team - when two players are guarding one player Dribble - when a player repeatedly bounces the ball.Flex offense- a type of offense made famous through Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan Foul - when a player with the ball gets touched by an opponentFree-throw line - the line where free-throws are shotKey - the area inside the 3-point lineMan to Man - a defense that involves each man guarding another man Offense - the team with the ballShot/shoot - when a player attempt to throw the ball into a hoopZone: When the entire team guards the other team as a collective effort, rather than one man guarding another man 3-point line - the curved line that separates 2-pointers from 3-pointersUp-and-down - when you hold the ball, jump, and land without releasing the ball Teams You are on a team of 5 players against another team of 5 trying to shoot opposite teams' hoops to score points by throwing the basketball into the basketball hoop. The offensive team is the team that has a member holding or dribbling the ball. The defensive team is the team with no players possessing the ball. You may substitute players in the game and off on the bench during the game. Teamwork You may pass the ball to any player on your own team while dribbling, when you stopped dribbling, or when you just caught the ball. Your goal is to keep the ball away from the opposing team and shoot the ball into their hoop. Scoring There are different ways to score points. You can shoot anywhere inside the 3-point line (worth 2 points). You can shoot behind the 3-point line (worth 3 points). The third way is a free-throw (worth 1 point each). You only get to shoot free-throws when you have the ball and get fouled by an opposing teammate. You get 3 free throws if you attempted a 3-point shot, and 2 if you attempted a 2-point shot. If you luckily make the shot when fouled, you earn the points you made plus one free-throw. Offensive/Defensive SchemesThe way to win a basketball game is to use effective offensive and defensive schemes. Some offensive schemes include run-and-gun (a very fast paced offensive tempo that focuses less on defensive but much on quick scoring and three point shots), the triangle offense (an offense run basically through three players), and the flex offense (a scheme used by Jerry Sloan, head coach of the Utah Jazz, and many other coaches). The two main defensive schemes include man to man (where each man guards another man on the opposite team, usually playing the same position) and the zone (where the entire team collectively guards the other team). The outcome of the game largely depends on how well these schemes are run. Double-dribbling You have to be dribbling when you are walking or running with the ball. When you stop dribbling and hold the ball, you may not dribble again. If you still have the ball and you move from your spot, it's called double-dribbling (a turnover), where the other team gets the ball. However, pivoting is allowed. Pivoting is when you stop dribbling, and keep one foot at one spot while rotating with your other foot. Double-dribbling is also when you dribble with both of your hands at the same time. The only kind of dribbling allowed in basketball is with one hand while walking or running. Travel You have to be dribbling the ball when the ball is passed to you as you run around the court. If you hold the ball while running, a turnover occurs, and the defensive team gets the ball. FoulWhen an opposing player is holding or dribbling the ball, you may not forcefully touch the opposing player. You may put one forearm on them if they are backing you down (such as in the post), but two arms/hands are not allowed. You cannot push with your forearm, but must just try to keep it still like a wall. Time An NBA game lasts for 48 minutes, divided into 4 quarters 12 minutes in length. The time does not stop unless a player is fouled. In college, the game is 40 minutes long with two 20 minute halves. Time OutsIn any basketball game, each coach is provided with a certain amount of timeouts (it varies depending on the level of competition, whether it be NBA, high school, etc.) that can be used for allowing the players to have a break. The coaches can also substitute out other players and draw up important plans and schemes to use during the game. Sportsmanship You should be used to passing the ball instead of dribbling the ball all the way across the field without your teammates' help. Also, when someone legally gets the ball or intercepts a pass from you while your dribbling, don't get mad at that person, because it's part of turning the tables around to make the game fair for everyone. Now, you can go outside, gather some friends, and play some basketball!
This all depends on your definition of dangerous. Relative to Rugby or Football basketball seems rather tame but relative to golf or tennis the sport seems brutal. Common ba…sketball injuries include sprained ankles, being hit with an elbow, and jammed fingers. More serious injuries do exist but they are significantly less common. As strange as it may sound, basketball is actually one of the most dangerous sports. This is a theory agreed upon by many many doctors.
Basketball is played on a court either indoors or outdoors, made of hardwood timber flooring, cement, latex or ashphalt (to name a few). As for WHERE it is played, baske…tball is played in many countries over the world, but is mainly played in the U.S.A and Europe.
In basketball, you have one basketball, and five players from each team out on the court at once. Two players (usually tall players) will do the jump. he jump is where the ref… holds the ball in the middle of the two players, and throws it up, and the players try to pass the ball to one of their team mates.The game is played in quarters from there. college basketball only has two, while at younger ages you will experience four. Each basket your team makes on the other team's side is worth two points. In the end when you're all out of time, the team with the higher amount of points wins. If you are fouled (pushed or thrown down), you'll get a chance at the free-throw line. each basket you make from there is worth one point. Usually you get two shots at the free-throw line. Pressing is another big part of the game basketball. At younger ages pressing is not allowed, but when you are at ages such as 11, 12, and older pressing is allowed. Pressing is where you are able to try to steal the ball from the other team as they take it down the court ( when they are on their side). When you shoot at the three-point line, you get three points. In basketball there is five positions. one: Point Guard, two: Forward 1, three: Forward 2, four: Guard 1, and five: Guard 2. The point guard always takes the ball down the court after a turn-over.
Our local college, Roane State Community College, just had the oldest man to ever play college basketball on November 3, 2008. At 73, Ken Mink played six minutes of the …game, and scored two free throws with ease.
Basketball is played during the Fall to the Spring
At a court or street court
It depends. Different teams make up different plays. If you observe basketball, you will see a teammate or two hold up a number. Suppose it's 2. That could mean that they do t…he 2nd play that they created. Hope this helps you in sports.
no but after he retired from the Olympics and running; he played for the Harlem globetrotters; and also raced horses and cars to make money.