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Winning A Game In Overtime – Victory At Its Sweetest Winning A Game In Overtime – Victory At Its Sweetest

In soccer, drawn games are fairly common given the fact that it is entirely possible... 

The Free Throw – More Than Just A Penalty Shot The Free Throw – More Than Just A Penalty Shot

One of the most frequent set pieces of a basketball game is the free throw. Awarded... 

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Basketball for advanced

The Best Seats In The House The Best Seats In The House

Basketball is almost unique in an important way among the big four sports in the... 

The Draft System – Stars Of Tomorrow Or Expensive Gambles? The Draft System – Stars Of Tomorrow Or Expensive Gambles?

Although absolutely central to the way that professional sports are played in the... 

Great Sporting Rivalries And Their Place In Basketball Great Sporting Rivalries And Their Place In Basketball

One of the most enduring elements of a sport is the classic rivalry. This is something... 

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General basketball

Basketball Slang Terms You May Not Know Basketball Slang Terms You May Not Know

OK, so we all know what a slam dunk is, and we know a little about the alley-oop, too. But these are really basic basketball slang terms. Some of the more original slang terms that are used in basketball circles carry more interesting stories, and are worth looking at a bit more closely. A few examples follow. If you perform a move that leaves... [Read more of this article]

Showing Your True Colors Showing Your True Colors

The importance of merchandising to professional basketball teams has always been high, but the recent past has seen the saturation of an industry, with merchandise becoming so prominent that some sports have even gone so far as to provide branded coffins for fans who wish to be buried in their team’s colors. Although professional basketball has... [Read more of this article]

The Double Dribble Rule And What It Means The Double Dribble Rule And What It Means

As a child, your first game of basketball is a world of discovery. As you are not allowed to run with the ball it is important to learn to dribble it, and this is something that plays a very important part in the smooth running of the game. Many novice players, aware that they have to keep bouncing the ball, will feel more comfortable doing so... [Read more of this article]

The Shot Clock – And Why It Is Important The Shot Clock – And Why It Is Important

Basketball is considered to be one of the fastest ball sports there is, and there are a number of rules in place to ensure that this remains the case. One such rule is the shot clock, which is used in the NBA and most professional and amateur leagues to ensure that teams do not simply play possession basketball when their team is in the lead, making... [Read more of this article]

Basketball Legends: Phil Jackson Basketball Legends: Phil Jackson

When talking of the true legends of basketball, people always tend to refer to players – those who have scored a lot of baskets, have made important baskets, or have made assists to other players or stopped opposing players from scoring. However, no pantheon of basketball legends could ever be complete without paying tribute to the name of Phil... [Read more of this article]

Basketball Legends: Kobe Bryant Basketball Legends: Kobe Bryant

Although Michael Jordan is most people’s choice for the title of Greatest NBA Player, he may not be the most talked-about player of all time. For reasons which have occasionally drawn him into off-court controversy and for his startling achievements on the court, Kobe Bryant has to be considered one of the biggest names in the sport, and is certainly... [Read more of this article]

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