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The Bird Exception and How the NBA's Salary Cap...
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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.
What to Do When You Have These Common...
If you've played basketball, you've probably gotten hurt playing basketball. Dr. Alexis Colvin of Mount Sinai School of Medicine discusses some of the most common injuries associated with shooting hoops.
Mini Mid-Level Exception
: The NBA's owners sought to eliminate salary cap exceptions during the lockout of 2011, thinking - accurately
Everything You Need to Know About the NBA's...
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"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.
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.
Trade Kicker
: A trade kicker -- more properly called a "trade bonus" -- is a clause that increases a player's salary
Revenue Sharing and North America's Major Pro...
According to the NBA's financial data the league has to do a better job of revenue sharing to be successful going forward.
Room Exception
: The room exception is a salary cap exception available to teams that spend some portion of the year
What is a Double-Double in Basketball?
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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 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
Isolation Play
The isolation is the simplest play in basketball and, very often, the most effective.
LeBron James in a Funk
LeBron James remains in a funk following the Cleveland Cavaliers' NBA Finals loss to the Golden State Warriors.
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.
Hard Cap
: The NBA has an official cap on salaries... but that "cap" is more like a suggestion. There are a wide
Stephen Curry
An In-Depth Profile of Stephen Curry.
What is Point Shaving?
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.
How the NBA Playoffs Work
How the NBA Playoffs work: playoff seeding, home court advantage, series formats and home-court advantage and more
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.
Mid Level Exception
The mid level exception is a tool that teams with payrolls over the NBA salary cap can use to sign players.
NBA Age Limit: No High Schoolers Need Apply
The NBA's most recent collective bargaining agreement prevents players from entering the draft right out of high school.
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 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.
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.
How Basketball Teams Qualify for the Olympics
Twelve teams will compete for gold in Men's and Women's basketball at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. How are those teams selected? The process takes years.
2015 NBA Draft Winners and Losers
The biggest winners and losers of the 2015 NBA draft.
Why Standing Reach Matters for a Basketball...
: One of the "measureables" associated with basketball players is "standing reach" -- the measure of
How to Practice Basketball Using Your...
Use your imagination and visualizing to develop basketball skills.
How to Play Fantasy Basketball
An introduction to fantasy basketball - league setup information, rosters and positions, trades and free agents and fantasy basketball statistics
OKC Thunder Made a Mistake Firing Scott Brooks
Why the Oklahoma City Thunder made a huge mistake when they fired Scott Brooks as head coach.
Top Coaches in NBA History
Don Nelson, Lenny Wilkens and Pat Riley top the list of the NBA's all-time winningest coaches.
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.
How To Plan An Individual Practice Session
Make your own individual basketball workouts to bring out your best with structured, timed, goal centered drills.
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
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.
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.
What is a snake draft?
: The so-called "snake" draft is the most common form of draft used in fantasy basketball leagues. Teams
UCLA's Ben Howland
UCLA coach Ben Howland cheers on his team during the Bruins' win over Western Kentucky. Page 10.
Back-to-Back
: In NBA terms, "back-to-back" is a term used to describe a stretch of schedule when a team plays two
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
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.
How To Improve Your One on One Dribbling Skills...
Here are some key exercises to help you improve your ability to protect the basketball.
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.
An unconventional, chaotic half-court pressing...
The Chase Press is an unconventional half court
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
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.
Top 5 Centers in Houston Rockets’ History
Ranking the top 5 centers in Houston Rockets' History.
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.
Juco
: Short for "junior college," juco typically refers to players who play at a two-year school initially,
How To Form Your Own Summer Basketball League
Here are the key steps in forming a basketball league on your neighborhood court.
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.
Pat Riley Is Ready to Move On
After the Miami Heat's disastrous 2014-15 NBA season, Pat Riley is ready to move on.
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.
Brick
Brick -- basketball slang for a particularly grace-less jump shot.
Despite LeBron James' Best Efforts, Warriors...
Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors defeated LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers to be crowned NBA champions.
Which of These 2 Phenoms Will Have a Better...
Comparing superstar prospects Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins.
Simple Drills to Perfect Your Shooting Style
How To Do Simple Drills To Develop A Good Shooting Touch
11 College Basketball Coaches Who Just Know How...
The giants of the game -- Division I college basketball's all-time winningest coaches.
How to Dunk
Every basketball player -- from the most casual weekend warrior on up -- wants to be able to dunk. For most of us, it's a pipe dream, right up there with winning Mega Millions. You can't do much to improve your lottery odds, but you can improve your vertical leap with these simple exercises and drills.
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.
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.
The NBA CBA, Amnesty Rule and the League's...
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Rucker Park - The Yankee Stadium of Streetball
Profile of New York's Holcombe Rucker Basketball Courts -- also known as Rucker Park -- a playground that has hosted most of basketball's biggest names of the last 40 years including Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Allen Iverson and Kobe Bryant.
The Winningest Active Coaches in College Hoops
The Top 20 Winningest Active NCAA Head Coaches
UCLA vs. Memphis
The Final Four logo on center court of San Antonio's Alamodome. Page 11.
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.
Soft Cap
: The NBA's salary cap is described as a "soft" cap; that is, there are a variety of methods teams can
What does MJ REALLY think about LeBron wearing...
Michael Jordan comments on LeBron James' decision to wear No. 23.
When Are Children Too Young To Play Basketball?
At what age should children begin playing basketball? When it is fun, of course!
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.
Can You Guess the 5 Most Valuable NBA Franchises?
The New York Knicks topped Forbes Magazine's annual list of the most valuable franchises in the NBA. The Los Angeles Lakers - last year's most valuable franchise and the defending NBA champions - fell to second place.
How To Play Good Individual Defense
How to play good individual Defense and make the team with hustle and determination
Using An Imaginary Basketball and Visualization...
Basketball Studies have shown that positive visualization works. Combined with practice with an imaginary basketball to form proper technique makes an unbeatable combination. This article shows players practicing with imaginary basketballs to improve techniques while using the power of positive thinking to succeed.
How To Become a Good Shooter: Drills and...
How To Become a Good Jump Shooter With Practice and Talent
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.
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.
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.
If Shawn Marion Ran the NBA...
Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion has some advice for NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.
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.
Airball
An airball is a shot that misses... everything. The hoop, the rim, the backboard... the shot clock.
Alex Meruelo's Failed Attempt at Owning Atlanta...
Los Angeles-based businessman Alex Meruelo is set to become the NBA's first Hispanic team owner.
How To Raise Money For Your Basketball Program...
Playing and coaching basketball also requires methods of funding it. Here are some tips on how to raise the money needed to keep the basketball team going! Page 2.
Assist
Assist is a statistic in basketball used to give credit to the player who
Flex Cap
: One of the biggest issues to resolve in NBA labor negotiations is, "what type of salary cap will the
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.
Buy Tickets to the 2013 Final Four in Atlanta
Want to attend the 2013 Final Four at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta? The 2012 Final Four online ticket lottery is accepting applications through May 31, 2012.
The NBA in Las Vegas?
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Defensive Efficiency
Defensive Efficiency is a statistic that measures the number of points an NBA team allows per 100 possessions.
LeBron Wishes He Played Baseball?
LeBron James expresses jealousy towards the amount of money that Major League Baseball players, like Miguel Cabrera, receive.
Memphis' John Calipari
Memphis coach John Calipari. Basketball. Page 12.
How to Run Your Own NCAA Tournament Pool
NCAA Tournament Pools - How to run your own NCAA Tournament pool
What is a Dead Period
A Dead Period, as the name implies, is a date range on the official NCAA recruiting calendar in which little-to-no recruiting activity is permitted.
All the NCAA Champs and Final Four Teams from...
A complete list of NCAA Champions and Final Four teams, from the 1985 Villanova Wildcats to the 2011 Connecticut Huskies.
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.
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.
Adriana Lima
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Eva Longoria Parker, Adriana Lima and Tyra Banks. Page 10.
NBA Wives and Girlfriends
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Eva Longoria Parker, Adriana Lima and Tyra Banks
Letter of Intent
A letter of intent is a formal agreement that binds a given player to a given school.
Three Player Shooting Drills and Workout for...
Three player shooting can keep players shoot on the move, work on passing, catching, and shooting technique.
Metta World Peace (aka Ron Artest)
Outlining the playing career of Metta World Peace(aka Ron Artest).
What is a redraft league?
In a redraft league, all teams start from scratch with completely new rosters each season.
Sweet Sixteen
: In NCAA Tournament lingo, the "Sweet Sixteen" can refer to either the last sixteen teams remaining
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.
Basketball Equipment and Drills for Young...
There are many drills and equipment that enable younger children to play basketball. This article talks about how younger children can succeed and have fun playing basketball, no matter what their age.
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 to man defense. You can trick your opponent into running a zone offense against your man to man and make it work to your advantage.
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.
Vertical Jump
: One of the "measureables" associated with basketball players is "vertical leap" -- sometimes called
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.
Hope Dworaczyk
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Playboy 3-d Playmate Hope Dworaczyk. Page 12.
Roster Depreciation Allowance
: Invented by then-Chicago White Sox owner Bill Veeck, the "roster depreciation allowance" is an obscure
Most Valuable Player
About the NBA's Most Valuable Player award
Cleveland to Host NBA All-Star Weekend?
If the Cleveland Cavaliers make some improvements to Quicken Loans Arena, it could eventually host the NBA All-Star Game.
What is a Quiet Period?
A quiet period is a date range on the NCAA's official college basketball recruiting calendar during which coaches can only make in-person recruiting contacts on their program's campus.
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.
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.
Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers news, stats, schedule, roster, history, tickets and more.
Summer Basketball , "A Personal Narrative"
How to improve your basketball skills in the summer.
Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union. Basketball. Page 11.
What is Rotisserie?
Rotisserie is a scoring system common to many fantasy sports leagues, particularly baseball and basketball.
NBA Champions and Finals MVPs
The champions of basketball, from 1947 to today.
Academic Progress Rate (APR)
The Academic Progress Rate is a metric created by the NCAA to quantify how much progress member institutions make in moving student-athletes towards graduation.
Basketball Games and Equipment for Younger...
There are many basketball drills and equipment for younger children. Here are a few.
Does Chicago Bulls Ownership Care About Winning?
After firing Tom Thibodeau, one can't help but wonder if the Chicago Bulls really care about winning.
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.
What is a dynasty league?
A dynasty league is a fantasy league that plays out over the course of multiple years and seasons, with teams retaining players from season to season.
Hack-a-Shaq Isn't Going Anywhere
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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.
Basketball Practice Planning
Using Basketball work stations in practice can help small numbers of players practice and reinforce skills and become better players.
Jeremy Lin
In his first real season, Jeremy Lin has been waived, sent to the D-League, landed a starting job and become one of the biggest stories in the NBA.
Ektio Wraptor
Ankle injuries are unavoidable in basketball... but Ektio is trying to change that.
Mike Krzyzewski
Mike Krzyzewski Profile: Career history, accomplishments and biography of Duke's Mike
Vanessa Williams
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Eva Longoria Parker, Adriana Lima and Tyra Banks. Page 15.
Monica
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Eva Longoria Parker, Adriana Lima and Tyra Banks. Page 13.
Classic 80s NBA Posters
For the Kids - an exhibition of classic NBA lithographs from the archives of John and Tock Costacos - will be on display in Los Angeles starting January 21st, 2012
John Calipari
About John Calipari - Head Coach of the Kentucky Wildcats
Converse DEFCON
Review of Converse's latest performance basketball shoe, the Converse DEFCON.
Wade on Life Without LeBron, And Their Friendship
Dwyane Wade talks about the Miami Heat without LeBron James, and he comments on their friendship after James left for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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.
Joel Embiid’s NBA Career in Jeopardy
Coming out of Kansas, it was believed that big man Joel Embiid had everything it takes to become a dominant center int he NBA. Unfortunately, injuries may keep him from every fully reaching his potential.
LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant: Who Should Be...
LeBron James is jealous of Kevin Durant, but shouldn't it be the other way around?
Phil Jackson Has a Plan for the Knicks
New York Knicks president Phil Jackson claims to have a plan for the team, but it's not through the draft like most people thought.
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.
Beating Zone Defenses
Beat Zone Defenses with simple rules
Kobe Bryant Still Plans to Retire in 2016
Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant still plans to retire from the NBA in 2016.

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