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Basketball History

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.

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 History, March Madness

What is the lowest ranked team to win the ncaa tournament?

That was Villanova, ranked 8th in the Southeast bracket, when they defeated Georgetown, 66-64, to win the NCAA championship in 1985. ...
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 History

How was basketball invented?

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 activity to occupy a "class of incorrigibles." Naismith may have had other motivations as well. Apparently, the class was tired of calisthenics. Naismith wanted to create a game of skill for the students instead of one that relied...
Asked in Basketball History, Boston Celtics, NBA Playoffs

How many games are left in the nba season?

It depends on which team because some teams have played more than others, but most teams have eight to ten games left until the playoffs. ...
Asked in Basketball History, NBA Finals, Kobe Bryant

How many times has Kobe Bryant won the NBA Championship?

Kobe Bryant has won the NBA Championship fives times. He won in these years: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2010. ...
Asked in Los Angeles Lakers, Basketball History, National Basketball Association (NBA), Franchising

How many times have the Lakers missed the playoffs in there franchise history?

In Lakers franchise history, the Lakers have only missed the playoffs a total of 5 times. The first time was in 1957-1958. The second time was in 1974-1975, and the third was the following year, 1975-1976. The fourth time was in 1993-1994. The fifth and only time (as of today) was in 2004-2005. For more information, visit the Related Link. ...
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 History

How many preseason games does an NBA team play?

NBA teams will play either seven or eight preseason games depending on the team and their opponents. The preseason for the 2014-2015 season begins on October 4th and concludes on October 24th. The 2014-2015 preseason will feature three top international teams in exhibition matches against NBA opponents. Maccabi Tel Aviv and Maccabi Haifa from Israel will be joined by Flemengo Basketball Club from Brazil to play nine matches against NBA opponents. ...
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, Basketball History, National Basketball Association (NBA)

How many games does an NBA team play every season?

In an NBA regular season, without the preseason and all-star game, there are exactly 82 games played by each team. Due to lockouts, the NBA plays 66 games during the 2011-12 seasons 50 games during the 1999 season ...
Asked in Sports, Basketball, Basketball History

What was the first basketball team?

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 Training School. 1894, Jan27 - The University of Chicago played its first college basketball game, defeating the Chicago YMCA Training School 19-11. The University of Chicago was the first basketball team to play a full schedule of games, winding up...
Asked in Inventions, Basketball, Basketball History

How has the game of basketball changed since it was invented?

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 backboard. The ball is a basketball, and not a soccer ball. The number of players was changed. Originally there were 9 people on the court, 3 guards, 3 centers,...
Asked in College Basketball, Basketball History, March Madness, NCAA College Basketball

What is the worst record to ever win a NCAA basketball title?

vilanova 1988 Kansas was 27-11, winning % of .710 1985 Villanova was 25-10, winning % of .714 ...
Asked in Basketball, Basketball History, National Basketball Association (NBA)

What are the odds of a high school basketball player making it into the NBA?

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 players just in those schools, and that didn't even cover 1/1000th of the state. Only the best of the best make it...
Asked in Basketball History, Clothing, Basketball Equipment

How do you get free basketball shoe catalogs?

Haha, man I'm still trying to figure that out myself. My best advice is to just search the internet and see what comes. Hope that helped at least a little bit. ...
Asked in Basketball History

Who invented the triangle offense?

I'm pretty sure it was Phil Jackson's mentor tex winter
Asked in Basketball History, National Basketball Association (NBA)

What NBA team has the smallest fan base?

While there is no way to know for sure which NBA team has the smallest fan base, one good measure to judge that is to take in account how full the team's arena is when playing at home. Using that method, here are some possible options: Charlotte Bobcats. They are the newest team added to the NBA (back in the 2004-2005 season) and have struggled mightily since their formation. They have often been the laughingstock of the league and have only made...
Asked in Los Angeles Lakers, Basketball History, Neanderthal

Is Jerry West still alive?

yeah hes the lakers General Manger i think or something like that
Asked in Basketball, Basketball History, Michael Jordan

What is Michael Jordan's career high?

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. ...