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LeBron James Is Happy to be Home
LeBron James decides to leave the Miami Heat and return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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.
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 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.
11 College Basketball Coaches Who Just Know How...
The giants of the game -- Division I college basketball's all-time winningest coaches.
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.
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.
The Bird Exception and How the NBA's Salary Cap...
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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
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
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.
Back-to-Back
: In NBA terms, "back-to-back" is a term used to describe a stretch of schedule when a team plays two
Everything You Need to Know About the NBA's...
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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.
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.
Isolation Play
The isolation is the simplest play in basketball and, very often, the most effective.
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 well do you know Derek Fisher?
An in-depth profile of former NBA player and current coach New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher.
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.
LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant: Who Should Be...
LeBron James is jealous of Kevin Durant, but shouldn't it be the other way around?
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?
The Winningest Active Coaches in College Hoops
The Top 20 Winningest Active NCAA Head Coaches
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.
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.
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.
Stephen Curry
An In-Depth Profile of Stephen Curry.
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.
The NBA Age Limit
The NBA's most recent collective bargaining agreement prevents players from entering the draft right out of high school.
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 the NBA Playoffs Work
How the NBA Playoffs work: playoff seeding, home court advantage, series formats and home-court advantage and more
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
What is Rotisserie?
Rotisserie is a scoring system common to many fantasy sports leagues, particularly baseball and basketball.
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.
Assist
Assist is a statistic in basketball used to give credit to the player who
New Jersey Nets
Profile of the NBA's New Jersey Nets -- New Jersey Nets players, coaches, and team history.
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.
Three Player Shooting Drills and Workout for...
Three player shooting can keep players shoot on the move, work on passing, catching, and shooting technique.
The Unfortunate Career of Mike Brown
Is former Cleveland Cavaliers' Mike Brown just unlucky or is he a bad coach?
Basketball Practice Planning
Using Basketball work stations in practice can help small numbers of players practice and reinforce skills and become better players.
NBA vs. College Basketball: Which Do You Prefer?
As far as entertainment value, which do you prefer: college basketball or the NBA?
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 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.
Help Wanted: Kings Seek Draft Experts
The Sacramento Kings are seeking help from the public for the upcoming 2014 NBA draft.
You May Not Know It, but Luol Deng Is a Superstar
Why Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Luol Deng is a superstar.
Would the NBA Benefit From Permitting HGH Use?
Mark Cuban believes that the NBA might benefit from allowing HGH use.
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.
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 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.
Top Coaches in NBA History
Don Nelson, Lenny Wilkens and Pat Riley top the list of the NBA's all-time winningest coaches.
Kansas Jayhawks
Kansas Jayhawks - Background information and quick facts on the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team.
Brick
Brick -- basketball slang for a particularly grace-less jump shot.
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.
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.
In the Zone
An introduction to some of the zone defenses used in college basketball.
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
Why Standing Reach Matters for a Basketball...
: One of the "measureables" associated with basketball players is "standing reach" -- the measure of
Jim Boeheim
Jim Boeheim Profile - Career history, accomplishments and biography of legendary Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim
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.
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.
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.
Best Winning Percentage in Division I History
The best winning percentages in college basketball history -- the University of Kentucky heads an impressive list.
Mike Krzyzewski
Mike Krzyzewski Profile: Career history, accomplishments and biography of Duke's Mike
How To Play Good Individual Defense
How to play good individual Defense and make the team with hustle and determination
LeBron James On NBA’s Mount Rushmore?
LeBron James believes he will finish his basketball career on the NBA Mount Rushmore.
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.
How To Become a Good Shooter: Drills and...
How To Become a Good Jump Shooter With Practice and Talent
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.
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.
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.
John Calipari
About John Calipari - Head Coach of the Kentucky Wildcats
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.
Beating Zone Defenses
Beat Zone Defenses with simple rules
Juco
: Short for "junior college," juco typically refers to players who play at a two-year school initially,
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.
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?
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.
Holiday Gifts for Basketball Fans
Holiday gift ideas for all the basketball fans on your list...
Princeton Offense
: The Princeton Offense is a system of basketball plays that feature constant motion and crisp passing
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.
How to Dunk
If you want to improve your vertical leaping ability, start off by developing a solid base and core. Page 3.
"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.
Why Man To Man is Best In Youth Leagues
Man to Man Defense in Youth Leagues; Man to Man Defense; Developmental Basketball
Ball Don't Lie
Just over a minute after entering the Knicks' game against the Phoenix Suns on December 2, Wallace delivered
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.
If Shawn Marion Ran the NBA...
Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion has some advice for NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.
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.
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.
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
Hard Cap
: The NBA has an official cap on salaries... but that "cap" is more like a suggestion. There are a wide
Top 5 Centers in Houston Rockets’ History
Ranking the top 5 centers in Houston Rockets' History.
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.
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.
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.
LeBron James vs. Carmelo Anthony: Who’s a...
Would LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony be a better fit for the Los Angeles Lakers?
What is a redraft league?
In a redraft league, all teams start from scratch with completely new rosters each season.
How To Form Your Own Summer Basketball League
Here are the key steps in forming a basketball league on your neighborhood court.
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.
Bill Self
Bill Self Profile - Career history, accomplishments and profile of Bill Self, coach of the 2008 NCAA men's basketball champion Kansas Jayhawks
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
Most Valuable Player
About the NBA's Most Valuable Player award
Kobe Bryant Not a Fan of Today’s...
Kobe Bryant doesn't like the way that basketball is played in today's NBA.
Summer Basketball , "A Personal Narrative"
How to improve your basketball skills in the summer.
How to Run Your Own NCAA Tournament Pool
Given the dubious legality of gambling on the NCAA Tournament, we're sure you readers are playing March Madness pools for sheer entertainment value. But in case you're interested in a discussion of NCAA pools and cash wagers -- as a sociological experiment or similar -- read on.
The NBA in Las Vegas?
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Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant is the league's top scorer, and arguably the best basketball player in the world today.
How to Beat Zone Presses the Simple Way
How To Beat Basketball Zone Presses
How to Practice Basketball Using Your...
Use your imagination and visualizing to develop basketball skills.
Scouting Future Opponents Made Easy
How to simplify scouting techniques to help you prepare better for upcoming games.
Division I Career Steal Leaders
The most prolific thieves in NCAA Division I hoops history.
Defensive Efficiency
Defensive Efficiency is a statistic that measures the number of points an NBA team allows per 100 possessions.
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.
The Top Women's Coaches in College Hoops
The giants of the game -- Division I women's college basketball's all-time winningest coaches.
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!
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.
Thirteen Rules of Basket Ball
The original rules of the game, as written by Dr. James Naismith in 1891
What is a snake draft?
: The so-called "snake" draft is the most common form of draft used in fantasy basketball leagues. Teams
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.
Division I Career Blocks Leaders
The most prolific shot-blockers in NCAA Division I history -- the name on top will surprise you.
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.
Rules for Naming Your Team
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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.
Division I Career Scoring Leaders
The most prolific scorers in the history of Division I NCAA basketball. 1. "Pistol" Pete Maravich - 3,667
Burgo Basketball-One Man's Success Story on How...
Basketball is a great game to play. But, it is also a character builder. It can change communities by bringing them together. Basketball can change the lives of our youth through positive role models and coaches. This is one example of it.
Basketball Games and Equipment for Younger...
There are many basketball drills and equipment for younger children. Here are a few.
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
Airball
An airball is a shot that misses... everything. The hoop, the rim, the backboard... the shot clock.
Where Did the NCAA Tournament Take Place in 2013?
Want to attend the 2013 NCAA Tournament? The Final Four will be the Georgia Dome, home of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons.
The Home Run "Hail Mary" Play
How to set up an end of the game full-court winning Play. Page 2.
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.
Site and Venue Information for the 2014 NCAA...
Want to attend the 2014 NCAA Tournament? The Final Four will be played at Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Fran McCaffery has Iowa Basketball in the News...
Fran McCaffery put Iowa Hawkeyes Basketball in the national news for all the wrong reasons.
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.
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