Basketball History
Basketball Rules and Regulations
National Basketball Association (NBA)
Basketball Equipment
Boston Celtics
Los Angeles Lakers
College Basketball
NCAA College Basketball
Miami Heat
Chicago Bulls
Salary and Pay Rates
Dwyane Wade
Michael Jordan
Football - American


The game of basketball, including positions, basketball hoop sizes, and court sizes. Includes all levels of basketball.

Asked in Basketball, Basketball Rules and Regulations

What are the various positions in basketball?

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 basketball coaches tend to simplify their offense by starting five players who are either wings or posts. Posts play around the basket, and usually get the ball when they're already in a position...
Asked in Basketball, Basketball Rules and Regulations

What are the rules of a basketball game?

There are a lot of rules for basketball, too many to be mentioned here. Click on the links under the "Related Links" heading below to view detailed information concerning the rules of basketball. The game is a contest between two teams that play against each other. The team objective is to shoot the ball into the metal hoop or basket. The hoop or goal is ten feet from the floor. A team has three positions. There is one center per team and plays...
Asked in Basketball, College Basketball, NCAA College Basketball

How many Division 1 NCAA basketball teams are there?

346 teams in 32 conferences plus 4 independent schools.
Asked in Basketball, Basketball History

What are the rules of basketball?

There are a lot of rules for basketball, too many to be mentioned here. Click on the links under the "Related Links" heading below to view detailed information concerning the rules of basketball. The rules of basketball are plentiful, however the most common rules are not to travel with the ball, ie carry it without dribbling it, and not to be violent against other players. ...
Asked in Basketball, Basketball Rules and Regulations

How many players are on a basketball team?

In the NBA, there must be a minimum of 10 players on a team and a maximum of 15 players. Only 12 players can be active to play a game, and 10 players must be active with 5 starters and 5 reserves, or bench players. There are 5 from each team playing on the court at any one time. If a team does not have 5 players on the court, the team forfeits and the other team automatically wins. ...
Asked in Basketball, College Basketball, Basketball History

When was the first NBA basketball game?

The first NBA basketball game was played on November 1, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada between the New York Knickerbockers and the Toronto Huskies. The score was 96-78, with the Knickerbockers winning. ...
Asked in Basketball, iPhone, Air Pollution, Air Guns and Air Rifles

Why were the Air Jordan 1 shoes illegal in the NBA?

On October 18th, 1985, NBA commissioner David Stern banned the Air Jordan I sneaker from the NBA. He felt that they failed to meet on-court dress codes and did not match the uniform of the Chicago Bulls. Commissioner David Stern began fining Michael Jordan $5,000 every time he wore the Air Jordan I's on the court. Nike paid the fine and continued to have Michael wear the shoes. In doing so, the popularity of the product skyrocketed and sales were astronomical for...
Asked in Basketball, Basketball Equipment

What materials are basketballs made of?

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 pressure to be increased or decreased. Precise specifications no doubt vary slightly from league to league; NBA, WNBA, Olympic, International, Under 20 etc., etc. Best consult specific league websites for most current details. ...
Asked in Basketball, Shaquille O'Neal

What basketball teams has Shaq played for?

Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics -US Olympic Team -LSU in college ...
Asked in Basketball, National Basketball Association (NBA), Basketball Rules and Regulations

How far is the free throw line from the basket?

The free throw is 13 feet away from the front of the rim and 15 feet away from the backboard. ...
Asked in Basketball

What makes basketball a unique sport?

Its unique because there are several ways you can score. For example, you can be rewarded 3 points for a 3 pointer, 1 point for a free throw, 2 points for a shot inside the 3 point line, or even 2 points from a dunk or layup. If you get fouled from 3 point range, you can make a 4 point play with a free throw [Larry Johnson]. The intensity and excitement makes this sport even unique, because there's no other...
Asked in Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, National Basketball Association (NBA)

How many NBA games are played each season?

During the regular season, each team plays 82 games, 41 each home and away. Since there are 30 teams in the NBA, that is a total of 1,230 games in each season. ...
Asked in Sports, Basketball

Who spent the longest time in the air when dunking?

The greatest ball player ever Micheal Jordan
Asked in Sports, Basketball

What does hand down man down mean in basketball?

It has nothing to do with dunking, mad hard or otherwise. The phrase comes from boxing, in which if you drop your defense (hands), you're going to be knocked out. In basketball, it translates as "if your hands are down while defending a shooter, he'll be able to shoot over you, and then you are the man down." ...
Asked in Sports, Basketball

When is national basketball day?

Janurary 15th
Asked in Sports, Basketball

Number of NBA games in a season?

Each teams plays 82 games during the NBA regular season.
Asked in Basketball, New York City, Video Games

Who are the street legends in NBA Street?

they are strech, bonafide,drake, takishi, bigilitlles,osmosis
Asked in Basketball, Word Games, Adjectives and Articles

What are some words that describe a basketball court?

Here are some: slick shiny hard rectangular etc.
Asked in Basketball, Basketball History

Who are considered the greatest basketball players of all time?

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 Malone, Allen Iverson, Chris Paul, Jason Kidd, Dwyane Wade, Shaquille O'Neal, Carmelo Anthony, Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose. If considering basketball players in general, college players would include J.J. Redick, Tyler Hansbrough, Lew Alcindor (who later changed his name to...
Asked in Basketball

Why is putting rotation on a basketball when you shoot good?

So if it hits the rim it's top spin will carry it into the hoop
Asked in Baseball Memorabilia, Basketball, Basketball History

How much is an average NBA team worth?

i would say 350,000,000$ (350 million $). the Los Angeles Lakers cost 607,000,000 $ though ...
Asked in Basketball

Why do basketball players need strength?

They need strength because while there running with the ball they will be defending it by keeping it close to them, Therefore they will be using Strength to keep the from the opposition. AcFlem. ...
Asked in Science, Basketball, Idioms, Cliches, and Slang, Journalism

What is the sports lingo in basketball?

This is a fascinating question, because slang is always changing, and the "lingo" of any sport will also adapt, as rules change and playing styles change. Today, one of the most common expressions is "slam dunk"-- where the player jumps high and slams the ball into the basket. Fifty years ago, this play was not seen, so there was no expression for it. Basketball announcers use various slang expressions, and here are a few of them. To "drain a three" is to...
Asked in Basketball, Basketball Rules and Regulations, NCAA College Basketball

How long is a basketball game?

A basketball game (NBA) is technically only 48 minutes. However, with half-time, timeouts, fouls, and close games, a basketball game is actually around 2 1/2 hours. The game is divided into 4 quarters, each 12 minutes long. Should the score be tied at the end of the fourth quarter, the game will go into a 5 minute overtime period. Should the game be tied at the end of overtime, there will be a 5 minute second overtime, and so on. College basketball games...