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Stephen Curry Officially More Popular Than...
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is officially more popular than LeBron James according to NBA jersey sales.
The Bird Exception and How the NBA's Salary Cap...
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What is a Double-Double in Basketball?
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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.
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.
Isolation Play
The isolation is the simplest play in basketball and, very often, the most effective.
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
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.
Everything You Need to Know About the NBA's...
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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.
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.
How to Play Fantasy Basketball
An introduction to fantasy basketball - league setup information, rosters and positions, trades and free agents and fantasy basketball statistics
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 Improve Your Basketball Game and Be Your...
This article addresses how the everyday player can improve his/her basketball game and be their best.
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.
Stephen Curry
An In-Depth Profile of Stephen Curry.
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.
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.
Trade Kicker
: A trade kicker -- more properly called a "trade bonus" -- is a clause that increases a player's salary
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.
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.
Juco
: Short for "junior college," juco typically refers to players who play at a two-year school initially,
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
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.
Top 5 Centers in Houston Rockets’ History
Ranking the top 5 centers in Houston Rockets' History.
How the NBA Playoffs Work
How the NBA Playoffs work: playoff seeding, home court advantage, series formats and home-court advantage and more
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.
Top Coaches in NBA History
Don Nelson, Lenny Wilkens and Pat Riley top the list of the NBA's all-time winningest coaches.
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
How to Practice Basketball Using Your...
Use your imagination and visualizing to develop basketball skills.
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.
Brick
Brick -- basketball slang for a particularly grace-less jump shot.
How To Plan An Individual Practice Session
Make your own individual basketball workouts to bring out your best with structured, timed, goal centered drills.
Back-to-Back
: In NBA terms, "back-to-back" is a term used to describe a stretch of schedule when a team plays two
Hard Cap
: The NBA has an official cap on salaries... but that "cap" is more like a suggestion. There are a wide
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
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.
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.
The NBA in Las Vegas?
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Why Is Andrew Wiggins So Happy?
Andrew Wiggins couldn't be happier with the Cleveland Cavaliers' decision to trade him to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
11 College Basketball Coaches Who Just Know How...
The giants of the game -- Division I college basketball's all-time winningest coaches.
How To Play Good Individual Defense
How to play good individual Defense and make the team with hustle and determination
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.
UCLA's Ben Howland
UCLA coach Ben Howland cheers on his team during the Bruins' win over Western Kentucky. Page 10.
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.
"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.
Which of These 2 Phenoms Will Have a Better...
Comparing superstar prospects Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins.
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 Become a Good Shooter: Drills and...
How To Become a Good Jump Shooter With Practice and Talent
How To Improve Your One on One Dribbling Skills...
Here are some key exercises to help you improve your ability to protect the basketball.
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.
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.
Assist
Assist is a statistic in basketball used to give credit to the player who
What does MJ REALLY think about LeBron wearing...
Michael Jordan comments on LeBron James' decision to wear No. 23.
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.
DeAndre Jordan vs. Mark Cuban: Who Do You Side...
It's safe to assume that Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will never be best of friends, but who should you side with in the feud?
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
Mini Mid-Level Exception
: The NBA's owners sought to eliminate salary cap exceptions during the lockout of 2011, thinking - accurately
Vertical Jump
: One of the "measureables" associated with basketball players is "vertical leap" -- sometimes called
Medical Redshirt
: A medical redshirt is a student who misses an entire year of competition due to injury and is granted
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.
When Are Children Too Young To Play Basketball?
At what age should children begin playing basketball? When it is fun, of course!
An unconventional, chaotic half-court pressing...
The Chase Press is an unconventional half court
Most Valuable Player
About the NBA's Most Valuable Player award
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.
James Harden Named MVP Over Stephen Curry
National Basketball Players Association names Houston Rockets star James Harden MVP over the NBA league MVP Stephen Curry.
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.
Room Exception
: The room exception is a salary cap exception available to teams that spend some portion of the year
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.
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.
Letter of Intent
A letter of intent is a formal agreement that binds a given player to a given school.
Allen Iverson
He's one of the greatest scorers of his generation -- and pound-for-pound, one of the toughest players in recent memory. But after a short stint playing in Turkey, Iverson's days as a professional basketball player could be at an end.
How to Run Your Own NCAA Tournament Pool
NCAA Tournament Pools - How to run your own NCAA Tournament pool
Midnight Madness
: "Midnight Madness" refers to a massive pep rally that many schools hold on the first day of basketball
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.
Summer Basketball , "A Personal Narrative"
How to improve your basketball skills in the summer.
Despite LeBron James' Best Efforts, Warriors...
Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors defeated LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers to be crowned NBA champions.
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.
What is Rotisserie?
Rotisserie is a scoring system common to many fantasy sports leagues, particularly baseball and basketball.
Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers news, stats, schedule, roster, history, tickets and more.
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.
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.
What is a redraft league?
In a redraft league, all teams start from scratch with completely new rosters each season.
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.
The Winningest Active Coaches in College Hoops
The Top 20 Winningest Active NCAA Head Coaches
Ranking the Best NBA Coaching Hires of the 2015...
The Denver Nuggets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, New Orleans Pelicans and Chicago Bulls all changed head coaches during the 2015 NBA offseason. Now it's time to rank which team made the best hire.
The Top Women's Coaches in College Basketball...
The giants of the game -- Division I women's college basketball's all-time winningest coaches.
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
Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union. Basketball. Page 11.
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.
Mid Level Exception
The mid level exception is a tool that teams with payrolls over the NBA salary cap can use to sign players.
LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant: Who Should Be...
LeBron James is jealous of Kevin Durant, but shouldn't it be the other way around?
Key Dates
Important Dates relating to the 2012 NBA Draft
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.
FIBA
FIBA is the federation that governs international basketball competition -- from the Olympics on down.
Kevin Durant Nicknames: The Servant, Slim...
Kevin Durant is in need of a permanent nickname. Durantula, Slim Reaper and The Servant are all possibilities.
UCLA vs. Memphis
The Final Four logo on center court of San Antonio's Alamodome. Page 11.
Converse DEFCON
Review of Converse's latest performance basketball shoe, the Converse DEFCON.
Metta World Peace (aka Ron Artest)
Outlining the playing career of Metta World Peace(aka Ron Artest).
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.
Scouting Future Opponents Made Easy
How to simplify scouting techniques to help you prepare better for upcoming games.
Pat Riley Is Ready to Move On
After the Miami Heat's disastrous 2014-15 NBA season, Pat Riley is ready to move on.
2015 NBA Draft Winners and Losers
The biggest winners and losers of the 2015 NBA draft.
Three Player Shooting Drills and Workout for...
Three player shooting can keep players shoot on the move, work on passing, catching, and shooting technique.
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.
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.
Alley Oop
An acrobatic play that ends in a mid-air slam dunk.
Airball
An airball is a shot that misses... everything. The hoop, the rim, the backboard... the shot clock.
What Is Princeton Style Offense?
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Soft Cap
: The NBA's salary cap is described as a "soft" cap; that is, there are a variety of methods teams can
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.
Mascots of the Atlantic Coast Conference
The mascots of the ACC have some unexpected background stories... NC State and Virginia Tech's come from unflattering remarks made about their student bodies, Bible Belt schools Duke and Wake Forest feature fire and brimstone, and FSU's Chief Osceola has the full backing of the Seminole Nation.
Ektio Wraptor
Ankle injuries are unavoidable in basketball... but Ektio is trying to change that.
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.
Beating Zone Defenses
Beat Zone Defenses with simple rules
Basketball Practice Planning
Using Basketball work stations in practice can help small numbers of players practice and reinforce skills and become better players.
Simple Drills to Perfect Your Shooting Style
How To Do Simple Drills To Develop A Good Shooting Touch
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.
Basketball Games and Equipment for Younger...
There are many basketball drills and equipment for younger children. Here are a few.
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.
Spurs Land LaMarcus Aldridge
Now that the San Antonio Spurs have signed LaMarcus Aldridge, most people believe Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker are about to win another championship together.
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.
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.
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.
Sweet Sixteen
: In NCAA Tournament lingo, the "Sweet Sixteen" can refer to either the last sixteen teams remaining
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.
Should Young Athletes Specialize in Just One...
Should athletes of high school age and younger specialize in one sport? We asked a high school coach and an athletic trainer for their opinions.
Isiah Thomas
Isiah Thomas Profile - Florida International made a big splash with the controversial hire of Isiah Thomas -- one of the greatest players in the history of the Indiana Hoosiers and Detroit Pistons -- and one of the worst executives in the history of the NBA.
LeBron James in a Funk
LeBron James remains in a funk following the Cleveland Cavaliers' NBA Finals loss to the Golden State Warriors.
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 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.
Durant and Wade React to LeBron
Kevin Durant and Dwyane Wade React to LeBron James’ Return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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