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How to Play Fantasy Basketball
An introduction to fantasy basketball - league setup information, rosters and positions, trades and free agents and fantasy basketball statistics
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.
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.
The Bird Exception and How the NBA's Salary Cap...
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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.
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 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
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.
Which of These 2 Phenoms Will Have a Better...
Comparing superstar prospects Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins.
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.
11 College Basketball Coaches Who Just Know How...
The giants of the game -- Division I college basketball's all-time winningest coaches.
Everything You Need to Know About the NBA's...
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What is a Double-Double in Basketball?
: When a basketball player reaches ten or more in two statistical categories, that is, reached double
What is a snake draft?
: The so-called "snake" draft is the most common form of draft used in fantasy basketball leagues. Teams
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 redraft league?
In a redraft league, all teams start from scratch with completely new rosters each season.
Mike Krzyzewski
Mike Krzyzewski Profile: Career history, accomplishments and biography of Duke's Mike
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.
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.
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.
What does MJ REALLY think about LeBron wearing...
Michael Jordan comments on LeBron James' decision to wear No. 23.
FIBA
FIBA is the federation that governs international basketball competition -- from the Olympics on down.
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.
Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers news, stats, schedule, roster, history, tickets and more.
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.
Isolation Play
The isolation is the simplest play in basketball and, very often, the most effective.
Back-to-Back
: In NBA terms, "back-to-back" is a term used to describe a stretch of schedule when a team plays two
Men's Basketball Results
Follow Team USA's progress through the 2012 Olympic Men's basketball tournament. Complete standings and schedules for the pool stage and medal round
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
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
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.
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 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.
North Carolina Tar Heels Fact Sheet
North Carolina Tar Heels - Background information and quick facts on North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball
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.
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.
Juco
: Short for "junior college," juco typically refers to players who play at a two-year school initially,
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.
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.
Spurs’ Gregg Popovich Sometimes...
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich sometimes let’s his players coach themselves.
The NBA Age Limit
The NBA's most recent collective bargaining agreement prevents players from entering the draft right out of high school.
The NBA in Las Vegas?
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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.
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.
Stephen Curry
An In-Depth Profile of Stephen Curry.
Simple Drills to Perfect Your Shooting Style
How To Do Simple Drills To Develop A Good Shooting Touch
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 Form Your Own Summer Basketball League
Here are the key steps in forming a basketball league on your neighborhood court.
Why Standing Reach Matters for a Basketball...
: One of the "measureables" associated with basketball players is "standing reach" -- the measure of
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.
Converse DEFCON
Review of Converse's latest performance basketball shoe, the Converse DEFCON.
The Winningest Active Coaches in College Hoops
The Top 20 Winningest Active NCAA Head Coaches
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.
Vertical Jump
: One of the "measureables" associated with basketball players is "vertical leap" -- sometimes called
How To Become a Good Shooter: Drills and...
How To Become a Good Jump Shooter With Practice and Talent
Top Coaches in NBA History
Don Nelson, Lenny Wilkens and Pat Riley top the list of the NBA's all-time winningest coaches.
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.
How To Improve Your One on One Dribbling Skills...
Here are some key exercises to help you improve your ability to protect the basketball.
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
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.
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.
NBA Champions and Finals MVPs
The champions of basketball, from 1947 to today.
Durant and Wade React to LeBron
Kevin Durant and Dwyane Wade React to LeBron James’ Return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Airball
An airball is a shot that misses... everything. The hoop, the rim, the backboard... the shot clock.
Division I Career Scoring Leaders
The most prolific scorers in the history of Division I NCAA basketball. 1. "Pistol" Pete Maravich - 3,667
Ball Don't Lie
Just over a minute after entering the Knicks' game against the Phoenix Suns on December 2, Wallace delivered
Are NCAA Tournament Pools Legal?
According to FBI estimates, over $2.4 billion dollars changes hands annually - mostly in tens and twenties - in NCAA Tournament pools. Is any of this legal?
LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant: Who Should Be...
LeBron James is jealous of Kevin Durant, but shouldn't it be the other way around?
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.
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.
Andrew Wiggins Is Ready for the NBA
Andrew Wiggins has finished his college career with the Kansas Jayhawks. He's now eying the NBA after just one season in college.
Scouting Future Opponents Made Easy
How to simplify scouting techniques to help you prepare better for upcoming games.
"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.
An unconventional, chaotic half-court pressing...
The Chase Press is an unconventional half court
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
How to Dunk
Once you've mastered the basic form of the squat, add jumping to the mix to build power. Page 4.
Fall, Winter, and Spring Basketball Programs
Basketball Programs that are available throughout the year.
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.
Princeton Offense
: The Princeton Offense is a system of basketball plays that feature constant motion and crisp passing
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.
Basketball's Two-Sport Stars
For some incredibly gifted ballplayers, an NCAA basketball season just isn't enough of an athletic outlet. Here's a look at some players who have played basketball and at least one other sport at the highest collegiate level.
How to Run Your Own NCAA Tournament Pool
Don't even think about handing out photocopies of the brackets... save some trees -- and a whole lot of trouble -- by running your tournament online. Page 3.
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 articles shows players practicing with imaginary basketballs to improve techniques while using the power of positivew thinking to succeed. Page 3.
Ektio Wraptor
Ankle injuries are unavoidable in basketball... but Ektio is trying to change that.
Top 5 Centers in Houston Rockets’ History
Ranking the top 5 centers in Houston Rockets' History.
What is Rotisserie?
Rotisserie is a scoring system common to many fantasy sports leagues, particularly baseball and basketball.
Official Visit
An official visit is a formal visit by a potential recruit to a college or university. Student-athletes are limited to five official visits.
The Top Women's Coaches in College Hoops
The giants of the game -- Division I women's college basketball's all-time winningest coaches.
Kansas Jayhawks
Kansas Jayhawks - Background information and quick facts on the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team.
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.
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.
Brick
Brick -- basketball slang for a particularly grace-less jump shot.
Assist
Assist is a statistic in basketball used to give credit to the player who
LeBron James
Miami Heat forward LeBron James is the most talented - and most controversial - player in basketball today.
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.
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.
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.
What is H2H Scoring?
Head to Head, or H2H is a scoring system common to many fantasy sports leagues, particularly baseball and basketball.
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.
Three Player Shooting Drills and Workout for...
Three player shooting can keep players shoot on the move, work on passing, catching, and shooting technique.
In the Zone
An introduction to some of the zone defenses used in college basketball.
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
Sixth Man of the Year
About the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year award
Division I Career Blocks Leaders
The most prolific shot-blockers in NCAA Division I history -- the name on top will surprise you.
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.
When Are Children Too Young To Play Basketball?
At what age should children begin playing basketball? When it is fun, of course!
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.
Basketball Games and Equipment for Younger...
There are many basketball drills and equipment for younger children. Here are a few.
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.
NBA All-Star Three-Point Shootout Contest History
The winners of the NBA's Annual Three-Point Shootout, from 1986 to today.
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.
Can a Sneaker Help You Dunk?
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Basketball Practice Planning
Using Basketball work stations in practice can help small numbers of players practice and reinforce skills and become better players.
Midnight Madness
: "Midnight Madness" refers to a massive pep rally that many schools hold on the first day of basketball
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.
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.
Bruin
: "Bruin" is an archaic term for bear. At one point it referred specifically to the brown bear -- Ursos
Massachusetts Minutemen Basketball
A detailed profile of the Massachusetts Minutemen basketball program.
Trade Kicker
: A trade kicker -- more properly called a "trade bonus" -- is a clause that increases a player's salary
Most Valuable Player
About the NBA's Most Valuable Player award
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.
Rhianna
Singer Rihanna is reportedly dating New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith. Page 2.
Doc Rivers
Outlining Doc Rivers basketball career as a coach and player.
The NBA CBA, Amnesty Rule and the League's...
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LeBron James vs. Carmelo Anthony: Who’s a...
Would LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony be a better fit for the Los Angeles Lakers?
LeBron and Nike
LeBron James' Nikes. Basketball. Page 5.
Rookie of the Year
About the NBA's Rookie of the Year award
Unofficial Visit
An unofficial visit is an informal visit by a potential recruit to a college or university.
Kobe Bryant Not a Fan of Today’s...
Kobe Bryant doesn't like the way that basketball is played in today's NBA.
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.
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.
Alex Meruelo, Atlanta Hawks
Los Angeles-based businessman Alex Meruelo is set to become the NBA's first Hispanic team owner.
Elements of a Good Post Play - Fundamentals and...
How to become a good post player for guards, forwards, and centers.
Division I Career Assist Leaders
These guys must have been excellent at sharing their toys in preschool -- they went on to become the most prolific distributors in Division I history.
Christmas Day NBA Schedule
In a normal NBA season, Christmas Day marks the debut of the Association's network television schedule. This year it will double as Opening Day of the 2011-12 season. Here's a look at the matchups that will open this lockout-shortened season on December 25th.
NBA All-Time Leaders
The NBA's all-time career leaders in scoring, assists, rebounds, blocks, steals, three-pointers and turnovers.
Winners and Losers From the 2014 NBA Draft
Which teams are shining following the 2014 NBA Draft Results and which teams had a horrible night?
James Harden
Detailed Profile of James Harden
How to Practice Basketball Using Your...
Use your imagination and visualizing to develop basketball skills.
2013-14 NBA Regular Season Schedule
Key dates on the 2013-14 NBA regular season schedule.
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