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Worst Starts in NBA History
The 2009-10 Nets have set a new record for futility, opening the season with an 18-game (and counting) losing streak.
LeBron James Is Happy to be Home
LeBron James decides to leave the Miami Heat and return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
7 Teams to Win the NCAA Tournament Without a Loss
Seven teams in Division I history have won a national championship without suffering a single defeat. Here's a look at those teams, from the San Francisco Dons of 1956 to Bob Knight's 1976 Indiana Hoosiers.
Biggest Differences Between NCAA and NBA...
They hang the hoops at the same height... but that might be the only thing the NBA and NCAA do exactly the same way. Here's a brief rundown of the key differences between pro and college ball.
How to Play Fantasy Basketball
An introduction to fantasy basketball - league setup information, rosters and positions, trades and free agents and fantasy basketball statistics
The Bird Exception and How the NBA's Salary Cap...
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Worst Losing Streaks in NBA History
The 2010-11 season has been tough on Cleveland Cavaliers fans -- first they watched LeBron James take his talents to South Beach... then the Cavs set a new NBA mark for futility, losing 24 consecutive games - and counting.
Back-to-Back
: In NBA terms, "back-to-back" is a term used to describe a stretch of schedule when a team plays two
How well do you know Derek Fisher?
An in-depth profile of former NBA player and current coach New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher.
What is a Double-Double in Basketball?
: When a basketball player reaches ten or more in two statistical categories, that is, reached double
Where the Final Four Takes Place Through 2016
College basketball's biggest game demands the biggest stage... like a 100,000-seat NFL stadium. The venues are set for the Final Four through 2016, a list that reads includes most of the new or newly-renovated home fields of the National Football League.
What is a Charging Foul in Basketball?
The charging violation is one of the most difficult fouls to call in basketball. As such, it is often the most controversial as well.
11 College Basketball Coaches Who Just Know How...
The giants of the game -- Division I college basketball's all-time winningest coaches.
Fantasy Basketball 101: Fantasy Basketball Advice
A few words of advice for fantasy basketball players preparing for that all-important rite of the fall: draft day.
NBA vs. College Basketball: Pick Your Favorite!
Wisconsin Badgers forward Frank Kaminsky claims he decided to keep playing college basketball because the NBA is boring.
LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant: Who Should Be...
LeBron James is jealous of Kevin Durant, but shouldn't it be the other way around?
Division I Single-Game Records
Some of the greatest individual performances in NCAA basketball history, captured in the record book, and on this very page.
Isolation Play
The isolation is the simplest play in basketball and, very often, the most effective.
How to Play Basketball If You're Short
We’ve all been there. The shortest guy on the court. Or at least too short to snatch rebounds from the
Revenue Sharing and North America's Major Pro...
The NFL's revenue-sharing model is universally lauded as the reason pro football continues to thrive in tiny markets. Page 2.
Everything You Need to Know About the NBA's...
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What Point Shaving Means in Basketball and Why...
Point Shaving is the (highly illegal) act of purposefully holding down the score of a sporting event, in order to impact who will win bets against a point spread.
New Jersey Nets
Profile of the NBA's New Jersey Nets -- New Jersey Nets players, coaches, and team history.
NBA Flirts With Idea of 4-Point Shots and...
NBA flirts with the idea of adding a four-point line and making their basketball court largers.
An unconventional, chaotic half-court pressing...
The Chase Press is an unconventional half court
Which of These 2 Phenoms Will Have a Better...
Comparing superstar prospects Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins.
How the NBA Playoffs Work
How the NBA Playoffs work: playoff seeding, home court advantage, series formats and home-court advantage and more
How To Improve Your Basketball Game and Be Your...
This article addresses how the everyday player can improve his/her basketball game and be their best.
Individual Dribbling Drills That Teach Ball...
There are numerous drills you can do on your own or with a friend to become a better dribbler. Learn more with this illustrated tutorial.
What to Do When You Have These Common...
Basketball involves a lot of reaching and other motions that extend the arms. Tendinitis in the shoulder joint is a common problem.
The Winningest Active Coaches in College Hoops
The Top 20 Winningest Active NCAA Head Coaches
Were Nets Right to Ship Kidd to Milwaukee?
The Brooklyn Nets decided to ship coach Jason Kidd to the Milwaukee Bucks after just one season as head coach.
Highest Paid Coaches in Basketball
How much to college basketball coaches make? Quite a bit. John Calipari's new deal at Kentucky will be worth approximately $4 million a year -- and that's before you factor in incentives, summer camps, and a fat endorsement deal from a shoe company. Here's a look at the salaries of some of college basketball's highest-paid coaches.
Will David Blatt Survive in Cleveland?
David Blatt is under a ton of pressure now that the Cleveland Cavaliers have both LeBron James and Kevin Love.
The WNBA, the NBA, and Why We Compare the Two
An open letter to WNBA player Olympia Scott, in response to her post about unfair comparisons between the WNBA and NBA
What Does 'One and Done' Mean in Basketball?
The NBA's rule prohibiting high school seniors from entering the draft has given rise to a new class of college player.
The NBA Age Limit
The NBA's most recent collective bargaining agreement prevents players from entering the draft right out of high school.
Stephen Curry
An In-Depth Profile of Stephen Curry.
Walk is a Walk-On in College Basketball?
: In college basketball "walk-on" refers to a player who is on the team, but does not get one of the
LeBron James On NBA’s Mount Rushmore?
LeBron James believes he will finish his basketball career on the NBA Mount Rushmore.
How to Become an Expert Dribbler
One of the basic skills that basketball players of all ages need to continually practice is ball handling. This is especially true of younger players.
Assist
Assist is a statistic in basketball used to give credit to the player who
As much as Melo likes winning, he likes money a...
Carmelo Anthony decides to choose money and stay with the New York Knicks instead of joining the Chicago Bulls where he could win a ton of games.
Fantasy Sports Go to School
Fantasy college sports offerings have lagged in popularity behind MLB and NFL games -- due in part to the fact that the games didn't include player names. That changes with the 2008-09 season.
In the Zone
An introduction to some of the zone defenses used in college basketball.
The Unfortunate Career of Mike Brown
Is former Cleveland Cavaliers' Mike Brown just unlucky or is he a bad coach?
NBA vs. College Basketball: Which Do You Prefer?
As far as entertainment value, which do you prefer: college basketball or the NBA?
Help Wanted: Kings Seek Draft Experts
The Sacramento Kings are seeking help from the public for the upcoming 2014 NBA draft.
Coaches with Multiple National Championships
With North Carolina's win over Michigan State, Roy Williams ties his mentor, Dean Smith, with two national championships... and joins a select list of coaches with multiple titles.
You May Not Know It, but Luol Deng Is a Superstar
Why Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Luol Deng is a superstar.
How to Learn to Shoot, Dribble, and Pass with...
Learn to use both your right and left hand in basketball. Here are some simple ways to learn to take what the defense gives you.
Would the NBA Benefit From Permitting HGH Use?
Mark Cuban believes that the NBA might benefit from allowing HGH use.
Too Fat for the NBA?
Laker forward/center Derrick Caracter's contract reportedly contains incentive clauses that effectively double his salary if he maintains a certain weight. Fair? Unfair? Necessary?
What is a technical foul?
In basketball, a technical foul can be called for any one of a number of infractions not directly related to game play, such as fighting or arguing with officials.
Olympic Basketball vs. the NBA
The rules that govern play in international basketball competition and the familiar NBA rule book have more in common than in years past. But there are several key differences you'll want to know about before watching the Olympics or any international tournament.
What is Rotisserie?
Rotisserie is a scoring system common to many fantasy sports leagues, particularly baseball and basketball.
Luxury Tax
The luxury tax is a charge paid by NBA teams with payrolls that exceed the league's salary cap by a certain, pre-set level.
Basketball Contests That Will Add Life to your...
Here are a series of basketball contests you can run to add energy and enthusiasm to any practice and have fun while you are at it.
Redshirt
A redshirt is a player who sits out an entire season of his or her sport in order to preserve a year's worth of eligibility.
How To Play Good Individual Defense
How to play good individual Defense and make the team with hustle and determination
NBA All-Time Leading Scorers
Kobe Bryant reached the 30,000 point plateau on December 5, 2012 - the youngest player in NBA history to do so. But he's got a long way to go before he catches the league's all-time leading scorer.
Fantasy Basketball 101: Understanding...
Understanding Percentage Stats Putting together a winning fantasy basketball team is a lot easier if you understand how the statistics are compiled. For most statistical categories - points, rebounds, blocks, steals - that's simple: add 'em up. But for the percentage stats - most commonly field goal percentage and free throw percentage - it's not that easy.
Top Coaches in NBA History
Don Nelson, Lenny Wilkens and Pat Riley top the list of the NBA's all-time winningest coaches.
What Is Flopping in Basketball?
Flopping - the act of pretending a foul has been committed in the hopes of fooling an official into blowing the whistle.
Simple Drills to Perfect Your Shooting Style
How To Do Simple Drills To Develop A Good Shooting Touch
Three Player Shooting Drills and Workout for...
Three player shooting can keep players shoot on the move, work on passing, catching, and shooting technique.
Brick
Brick -- basketball slang for a particularly grace-less jump shot.
NCAA Division I Champions
Of the over 300 schools playing Division I basketball, just 35 have won the NCAA Tournament. Here's a list of the few, the proud, the NCAA Tournament champions.
Holiday Gifts for Basketball Fans
Holiday gift ideas for all the basketball fans on your list...
LeBron Giving Up #23 to Honor Michael Jordan
LeBron James announced he'll give up his uniform number to honor Michael Jordan, and he wants other NBA players who wear MJ's 23 to do the same.
Basketball Practice Planning
Using Basketball work stations in practice can help small numbers of players practice and reinforce skills and become better players.
Jim Boeheim
Jim Boeheim Profile - Career history, accomplishments and biography of legendary Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim
If Shawn Marion Ran the NBA...
Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion has some advice for NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.
Juco
: Short for "junior college," juco typically refers to players who play at a two-year school initially,
The Coaches of Team USA
From the amateur teams of the 30s, 40s and 50s to the Dream Team and Redeem Team -- the men who have coached America's Olympic men's basketball teams, from 1936 through today.
What is the Ted Stepien Rule in NBA?
NBA rules forbid teams from trading their first-round draft pick in successive seasons. That prohibition is generally known as the Ted Stepian Rule.
Team Dribbling Games for Basketball Skills
Group and team dribbling games that build skills and are fun. Learn to improve your confidence and become a better basketball player.
What is a Point Spread?
Given that a matchup of real equals in any sporting event is exceedingly rare, sports books create a point spread to handicap the superior team.
Scouting Future Opponents Made Easy
How to simplify scouting techniques to help you prepare better for upcoming games.
The Big Ten Conference
An introduction to the teams and history of the Big Ten Conference, home of Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue, Northwestern, Minnesota, Illinois, Ohio State, Iowa and Penn State.
Bruin
: "Bruin" is an archaic term for bear. At one point it referred specifically to the brown bear -- Ursos
Beating Zone Defenses
Beat Zone Defenses with simple rules
Why Standing Reach Matters for a Basketball...
: One of the "measureables" associated with basketball players is "standing reach" -- the measure of
Mark Cuban Isn’t a Fan of Sleeves
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was very vocal about his thoughts on the NBA's short-sleeved Christmas Day jerseys.
"Poison Pill" Contract
A poison pill contract is an offer to a restricted free agent specially structured to make it difficult for the player's original team to match.
Fantasy College Basketball 101
An introduction to fantasy college hoops -- how to play, where to play, and why fantasy NCAA games are hard to find.
LeBron James vs. Carmelo Anthony: Who’s a...
Would LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony be a better fit for the Los Angeles Lakers?
Mike Krzyzewski
Mike Krzyzewski Profile: Career history, accomplishments and biography of Duke's Mike
John Calipari
About John Calipari - Head Coach of the Kentucky Wildcats
Most Wins in Division I History
Find out the most successful programs in men's Division I college basketball history - ranked by number of wins - through the 2008-09 season.
Team USA and Olympic Basketball History
The history of basketball at the Olympic Games, from its humble start at the Berlin Games to the preparations for London 2012.
Kansas Jayhawks
Kansas Jayhawks - Background information and quick facts on the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team.
Top 5 Centers in Houston Rockets’ History
Ranking the top 5 centers in Houston Rockets' History.
How To Become a Good Shooter: Drills and...
How To Become a Good Jump Shooter With Practice and Talent
What is the Trent Tucker Rule?
According to NBA rules, it takes at least .03 seconds to catch and shoot a basketball. That wasn't always the case. But a controversial buzzer-beater by Knicks guard Trent Tucker inspired the league to re-think the rule book.
How To Organize Good Practice Plans
Good practice planning in basketball is like planning a lesson in school. Be organized, structured, introduce skills, and integrate them into team play.
Vertical Jump
: One of the "measureables" associated with basketball players is "vertical leap" -- sometimes called
UCLA's Ben Howland
UCLA coach Ben Howland cheers on his team during the Bruins' win over Western Kentucky. Page 10.
Amortization
In business accounting terms, amortization is the deduction of a capital expense over a period of time. In an NBA context, amortization is how the price paid for a team is reflected in that team's balance sheets.
Best Winning Percentage in Division I History
The best winning percentages in college basketball history -- the University of Kentucky heads an impressive list.
ACC All-Time Leading Scorers
Duke's J.J. Redick is the ACC's all-time leading scorer, but Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough is gaining fast. Here's a look at Hansbrough's progress and the rest of the ACC's all-time leading scorer list.
Fran McCaffery has Iowa Basketball in the News...
Fran McCaffery put Iowa Hawkeyes Basketball in the national news for all the wrong reasons.
Hard Cap
: The NBA has an official cap on salaries... but that "cap" is more like a suggestion. There are a wide
The Combination Man to Man Zone-A Man Defense...
The Combination Man to Man Zone makes your opponent think you are playing zone when you are really playing straight man. You can trick your opponent into running a zone offense against your man to man and make it work to your advantage. Page 2.
How To Improve Your One on One Dribbling Skills...
Here are some key exercises to help you improve your ability to protect the basketabll. Page 2.
Maria Sharapova
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Eva Longoria Parker, Adriana Lima and Tyra Banks. Page 3.
Thunder vs. Lakers
The second-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder face the three seed Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the 2012 NBA Western Conference Playoffs.
NBA Sexcapades: Affairs and other Off-Court...
The NBA: Where tawdry happens. Looking at some of the league's legendary off-court affairs -- from Tony
Ball Don't Lie
Just over a minute after entering the Knicks' game against the Phoenix Suns on December 2, Wallace delivered
New NCAA Tournament Format Means Less Time for...
The expansion of the NCAA Tournament to 68 teams means fans will have less time between Selection Sunday and the start of March Madness. Better get those brackets filled out quickly!
Defensive Efficiency
Defensive Efficiency is a statistic that measures the number of points an NBA team allows per 100 possessions.
Most Valuable Player
About the NBA's Most Valuable Player award
How to Dunk
If you want to improve your vertical leaping ability, start off by developing a solid base and core. Page 3.
How to Beat Zone Presses the Simple Way
How To Beat Basketball Zone Presses
Miami Heat Super Team Set to Cash Out
The Miami Heat Super Team with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are likely to break up at the end of the 2013-14 season.
The NBA in Las Vegas?
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LeBron and Kyrie May Hate Each Other, Probably...
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are rumored to dislike each other, but both claim that's untrue. Will the Cleveland Cavaliers ever get it figured out?
How to Practice Basketball Using Your...
Use your imagination and visualizing to develop basketball skills.
NBA Lockout 101: the issues, the arguments, and...
NBA Lockout: The NBA's CBA expires in July, and a lockout is considered a near-certainty. Here's a look at some of the issues on the table as the league and its players negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement.
Kobe Bryant Not a Fan of Today’s...
Kobe Bryant doesn't like the way that basketball is played in today's NBA.
Doc Rivers Calls Out Clippers for Not Playing...
Doc Rivers calls out his Los Angeles Clippers for not playing hard against the Golden State Warriors.
Thirteen Rules of Basket Ball
The original rules of the game, as written by Dr. James Naismith in 1891
Summer Basketball , "A Personal Narrative"
How to improve your basketball skills in the summer.
Basketball Association of America (BAA)
Founded in 1947, the Basketball Association of America was a precursor to today's NBA. Six current NBA teams - including the Lakers and Celtics - got their starts as members of the BAA.
Division I Career Scoring Leaders
The most prolific scorers in the history of Division I NCAA basketball. 1. "Pistol" Pete Maravich - 3,667
What Conference Had the Most NCAA Tournament...
With eleven member schools reaching the NCAA Tournament in 2011, the Big East has set a new record for most schools from a single conference in March Madness.
How To Run a Fantasy Basketball League
So what if ESPN and Yahoo don't offer fantasy games for college hoops? You can run your own league. All you need is a little spreadsheet know-how and a lot of free time.
Tyra Banks
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Eva Longoria Parker, Adriana Lima and Tyra Banks. Page 14.
The Rapid Fire Shooting Drill,Shooting Under...
The Rapid Fire Shooting Drill stresses shooting under pressure using correct fundamentals. It adds energy and fun to practice and sends everyone home smiling.
Worst Teams in NBA History
The 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers set the NBA standard for bad, winning just nine of 82 games -- the worst record in league history.
Princeton Offense
: The Princeton Offense is a system of basketball plays that feature constant motion and crisp passing
Five Questions with Peter Robert Casey
Five questions with Peter Robert Casey, the micro-blogger tapped by St. John's to cover the Red Storm via Twitter.
About the NIT
Once upon a time, the NIT was the premier event on the college basketball calendar. Now, at it's best it's considered an undercard to March Madness. Here's a look at the National Invitation Tournament, past, present and future.
Basketball at the 1972 Olympics
The gold-medal game of the 1972 basketball tournament stands as the most controversial in Olympic history - and quite possibly, the worst display of end-game officiating ever.
The Eleven Man Fast Break Drill: Continous...
The 11 man break is a continuous action fast break that travels to both ends of the court, stressing the fundamentals of running, as well as the instincts to run constantly.
Karl Malone - Special Delivery
Karl Malone was known as "The Mailman" throughout his career. That nickname became a mixed blessing.
What is Pace?
Pace is a statistic describing how fast a basketball team tends to play, as measured by the number of possessions in each game they play.
Which Seeds Tend to Fare Best During March...
Can you use seeds to predict which teams will excel in the NCAA Tournament? Here's a tip -- the higher-seeded teams win more often.
Basketball Related Income (BRI)
Basketball Related Income (BRI) is a term that covers most of the income generated by NBA games. The NBA's salary cap is based on a percentage of BRI generated by all NBA teams in a given year.
Why Man To Man is Best In Youth Leagues
Man to Man Defense in Youth Leagues; Man to Man Defense; Developmental Basketball
What does MJ REALLY think about LeBron wearing...
Michael Jordan comments on LeBron James' decision to wear No. 23.
Why Discipline Is Important to Your Basketball...
Many times our players think that winning is the most important thing. This article talks bout how players really win by following the rules.
Ektio Wraptor
Ankle injuries are unavoidable in basketball... but Ektio is trying to change that.
Madison Square Garden - The Mecca of Basketball
One of the most significant venues in college basketball history, Madison Square Garden plays host to the pre and post-season editions of the National Invitation Tournament, the Jimmy V Classic, and the Big East Tournament and is home court for the St. John's Red Storm.
How To Form Your Own Summer Basketball League
Here are the key steps in forming a basketball league on your neighborhood court.
Basketball Games and Equipment for Younger...
There are many basketball drills and equipment for younger children. Here are a few.
Xavier McDaniel - The X Man
The fourth overall pick in the 1985 draft and runner-up - behind Patrick Ewing - in the 1986 rookie of
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