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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
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.
Spurs’ Gregg Popovich Sometimes...
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich sometimes let’s his players coach themselves.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
What is Rotisserie?
Rotisserie is a scoring system common to many fantasy sports leagues, particularly baseball and basketball.
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
What does MJ REALLY think about LeBron wearing...
Michael Jordan comments on LeBron James' decision to wear No. 23.
Paul George has way too much time on his hands
Indiana Pacers star Paul George has way too much time on his hands following his season-ending injury with Team USA.
The Bird Exception and How the NBA's Salary Cap...
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11 College Basketball Coaches Who Just Know How...
The giants of the game -- Division I college basketball's all-time winningest coaches.
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.
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.
Which of These 2 Phenoms Will Have a Better...
Comparing superstar prospects Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins.
Help Wanted: Kings Seek Draft Experts
The Sacramento Kings are seeking help from the public for the upcoming 2014 NBA draft.
Elements of a Good Post Play - Fundamentals and...
How to become a good post player for guards, forwards, and centers.
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.
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.
Everything You Need to Know About the NBA's...
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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.
Isolation Play
The isolation is the simplest play in basketball and, very often, the most effective.
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.
The Unfortunate Career of Mike Brown
Is former Cleveland Cavaliers' Mike Brown just unlucky or is he a bad coach?
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.
NBA vs. College Basketball: Which Do You Prefer?
As far as entertainment value, which do you prefer: college basketball or the NBA?
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.
Mike Krzyzewski
Mike Krzyzewski Profile: Career history, accomplishments and biography of Duke's Mike
LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant: Who Should Be...
LeBron James is jealous of Kevin Durant, but shouldn't it be the other way around?
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
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.
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 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.
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 is a Double-Double in Basketball?
: When a basketball player reaches ten or more in two statistical categories, that is, reached double
How the NBA Playoffs Work
How the NBA Playoffs work: playoff seeding, home court advantage, series formats and home-court advantage and more
Back-to-Back
: In NBA terms, "back-to-back" is a term used to describe a stretch of schedule when a team plays two
Stephen Curry
An In-Depth Profile of Stephen Curry.
What is a redraft league?
In a redraft league, all teams start from scratch with completely new rosters each season.
Summer Basketball , "A Personal Narrative"
How to improve your basketball skills in the summer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers news, stats, schedule, roster, history, tickets and more.
NBA Schedule 2013-14: Which Games Grab Your...
Can't-miss games on the 2013-14 NBA schedule.
Top Coaches in NBA History
Don Nelson, Lenny Wilkens and Pat Riley top the list of the NBA's all-time winningest coaches.
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.
FIBA
FIBA is the federation that governs international basketball competition -- from the Olympics on down.
What is H2H Scoring?
Head to Head, or H2H 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.
The NBA Age Limit
The NBA's most recent collective bargaining agreement prevents players from entering the draft right out of high school.
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.
The NBA in Las Vegas?
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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.
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.
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 4.
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.
Medical Redshirt
: A medical redshirt is a student who misses an entire year of competition due to injury and is granted
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
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.
How to Practice Basketball Using Your...
Use your imagination and visualizing to develop basketball skills.
Midnight Madness
: "Midnight Madness" refers to a massive pep rally that many schools hold on the first day of basketball
Why Standing Reach Matters for a Basketball...
: One of the "measureables" associated with basketball players is "standing reach" -- the measure of
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 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.
An unconventional, chaotic half-court pressing...
The Chase Press is an unconventional half court
What is a snake draft?
: The so-called "snake" draft is the most common form of draft used in fantasy basketball leagues. Teams
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.
LeBron James vs. Carmelo Anthony: Who’s a...
Would LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony be a better fit for the Los Angeles Lakers?
Juco
: Short for "junior college," juco typically refers to players who play at a two-year school initially,
How To Become a Good Shooter: Drills and...
How To Become a Good Jump Shooter With Practice and Talent
Jim Boeheim
Jim Boeheim Profile - Career history, accomplishments and biography of legendary Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim
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.
Durant and Wade React to LeBron
Kevin Durant and Dwyane Wade React to LeBron James’ Return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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.
Are Schools Abusing the "Hardship" Transfer...
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Princeton Offense
: The Princeton Offense is a system of basketball plays that feature constant motion and crisp passing
Assist
Assist is a statistic in basketball used to give credit to the player who
How To Form Your Own Summer Basketball League
Here are the key steps in forming a basketball league on your neighborhood court.
Three Player Shooting Drills and Workout for...
Three player shooting can keep players shoot on the move, work on passing, catching, and shooting technique.
Simple Drills to Perfect Your Shooting Style
How To Do Simple Drills To Develop A Good Shooting Touch
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.
Roster Depreciation Allowance
: Invented by then-Chicago White Sox owner Bill Veeck, the "roster depreciation allowance" is an obscure
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.
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.
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.
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.
Basketball Practice Planning
Using Basketball work stations in practice can help small numbers of players practice and reinforce skills and become better players.
Ball Don't Lie
Just over a minute after entering the Knicks' game against the Phoenix Suns on December 2, Wallace delivered
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.
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.
When Are Children Too Young To Play Basketball?
At what age should children begin playing basketball? When it is fun, of course!
Beating Zone Defenses
Beat Zone Defenses with simple rules
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.
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.
Fran McCaffery has Iowa Basketball in the News...
Fran McCaffery put Iowa Hawkeyes Basketball in the national news for all the wrong reasons.
How to Dunk
Once you've mastered the basic form of the squat, add jumping to the mix to build power. Page 4.
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
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.
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.
Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union. Basketball. Page 11.
Why LeBron James Would Rather Play Baseball
Why Miami Heat star LeBron James kind of wishes he was a baseball player.
Is Kevin Durant the Toughest NBA Player to...
Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers calls Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant the most difficult player to defend in the NBA.
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.
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.
"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 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.
Kobe Bryant Has Revenge On His Mind
The 2013-14 NBA season has not been very kind to the Los Angeles Lakers or their future hall of famer Kobe Bryant. Not only are the Lakers one of the worst
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
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.
Vertical Jump
: One of the "measureables" associated with basketball players is "vertical leap" -- sometimes called
Keydet
: Army has the Cadets. The Virginia Military Institute has the "Keydets." What's the difference? A few
Top 5 Centers in Houston Rockets’ History
Ranking the top 5 centers in Houston Rockets' History.
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.
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.
Ouch! Paul George will be out for awhile
Paul George suffered a gruesome injury during a USA Basketball scrimmage. NBA players from around the league immediately react.
The Winningest Active Coaches in College Hoops
The Top 20 Winningest Active NCAA Head Coaches
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
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.
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.
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.
Alex Meruelo, Atlanta Hawks
Los Angeles-based businessman Alex Meruelo is set to become the NBA's first Hispanic team owner.
Basketball Games and Equipment for Younger...
There are many basketball drills and equipment for younger children. Here are a few.
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.
Kansas Jayhawks
Kansas Jayhawks - Background information and quick facts on the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team.
Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant is the league's top scorer, and arguably the best basketball player in the world today.
Timberwolves fans happy without Love
The Minnesota Timberwolves have somehow increased ticket sales even after trading away superstar Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Biggest Winners and Losers of the 2013 NBA Draft
Biggest Winners and Losers of the 2013 NBA Draft
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.
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.
NBA All-Star Three-Point Shootout Contest History
The winners of the NBA's Annual Three-Point Shootout, from 1986 to today.
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?
Trade Kicker
: A trade kicker -- more properly called a "trade bonus" -- is a clause that increases a player's salary
In the Zone
An introduction to some of the zone defenses used in college basketball.
Scouting Future Opponents Made Easy
How to simplify scouting techniques to help you prepare better for upcoming games.
Kevin Durant Nicknames: The Servant, Slim...
Kevin Durant is in need of a permanent nickname. Durantula, Slim Reaper and The Servant are all possibilities.
Will Steve Ballmer be a good owner?
Steve Ballmer is the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, replacing the racist Donald Sterling.
Airball
An airball is a shot that misses... everything. The hoop, the rim, the backboard... the shot clock.
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