1. Sports

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://basketball.about.com/popular.htm

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Most Emailed Articles

Holiday Valley Ski Resort

NBA: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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.
Everything You Need to Know About the NBA's...
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Definition: The
How to Play Fantasy Basketball
An introduction to fantasy basketball - league setup information, rosters and positions, trades and free agents and fantasy basketball statistics
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.
Isolation Play
The isolation is the simplest play in basketball and, very often, the most effective.
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.
The Bird Exception and How the NBA's Salary Cap...
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Definition: The
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
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.
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.
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.
What is a snake draft?
: The so-called "snake" draft is the most common form of draft used in fantasy basketball leagues. Teams
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.
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 is a Double-Double in Basketball?
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Definition: When
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.
Back-to-Back
: In NBA terms, "back-to-back" is a term used to describe a stretch of schedule when a team plays two
What is a redraft league?
In a redraft league, all teams start from scratch with completely new rosters each season.
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.
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.
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.
Juco
: Short for "junior college," juco typically refers to players who play at a two-year school initially,
Top Coaches in NBA History
Don Nelson, Lenny Wilkens and Pat Riley top the list of the NBA's all-time winningest coaches.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
What is Rotisserie?
Rotisserie is a scoring system common to many fantasy sports leagues, particularly baseball and basketball.
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.
11 College Basketball Coaches Who Just Know How...
The giants of the game -- Division I college basketball's all-time winningest coaches.
Carmelo Anthony Suddenly Loves Kirtaps Porzingis
At first it was believed that New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony hated the fact that the team drafted Kirtaps Porzingis. But now, the star has nothing but praise for the rookie and the Knicks' offseason moves.
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.
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.
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.
Top 5 Centers in Houston Rockets’ History
Ranking the top 5 centers in Houston Rockets' History.
An unconventional, chaotic half-court pressing...
The Chase Press is an unconventional half court
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.
Why Standing Reach Matters for a Basketball...
: One of the "measureables" associated with basketball players is "standing reach" -- the measure of
UCLA's Ben Howland
UCLA coach Ben Howland cheers on his team during the Bruins' win over Western Kentucky. Page 10.
How To Form Your Own Summer Basketball League
Here are the key steps in forming a basketball league on your neighborhood court.
When Are Children Too Young To Play Basketball?
At what age should children begin playing basketball? When it is fun, of course!
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 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.
How To Play Good Individual Defense
How to play good individual Defense and make the team with hustle and determination
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
Jimmy Butler vs. Derrick Rose?
Despite rumors, Jimmy Butler says there is no feud with him and Derrick Rose in the Chicago Bulls locker-room.
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.
Hard Cap
: The NBA has an official cap on salaries... but that "cap" is more like a suggestion. There are a wide
What is H2H Scoring?
Head to Head, or H2H is a scoring system common to many fantasy sports leagues, particularly baseball and basketball.
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.
The NBA in Las Vegas?
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >David Stern's
How To Improve Your One on One Dribbling Skills...
Here are some key exercises to help you improve your ability to protect the basketball.
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 does MJ REALLY think about LeBron wearing...
Michael Jordan comments on LeBron James' decision to wear No. 23.
How to Practice Basketball Using Your...
Use your imagination and visualizing to develop basketball skills.
Vertical Jump
: One of the "measureables" associated with basketball players is "vertical leap" -- sometimes called
Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers news, stats, schedule, roster, history, tickets and more.
Which of These 2 Phenoms Will Have a Better...
Comparing superstar prospects Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins.
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 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.
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.
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.
TSN's 50 Greatest Coaches
UCLA's John Wooden -- a ten-time national champion and hall-of-famer twice over -- was named the greatest coach in history by The Sporting News. The Wizard of Westwood is just one of the college basketball luminaries to be so honored by TSN.
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.
How To Plan An Individual Practice Session
Make your own individual basketball workouts to bring out your best with structured, timed, goal centered drills.
Letter of Intent
A letter of intent is a formal agreement that binds a given player to a given school.
Adidas Buys James Harden’s Love
Adidas signs James Harden to a 13-year deal worth $200 million dollars.
"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.
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.
Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union. Basketball. Page 11.
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 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.
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.
Trade Kicker
: A trade kicker -- more properly called a "trade bonus" -- is a clause that increases a player's salary
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.
UCLA vs. Memphis
The Final Four logo on center court of San Antonio's Alamodome. Page 11.
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 Wishes He Played Baseball?
LeBron James expresses jealousy towards the amount of money that Major League Baseball players, like Miguel Cabrera, receive.
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.
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.
Converse DEFCON
Review of Converse's latest performance basketball shoe, the Converse DEFCON.
How To Become a Good Shooter: Drills and...
How To Become a Good Jump Shooter With Practice and Talent
Mini Mid-Level Exception
: The NBA's owners sought to eliminate salary cap exceptions during the lockout of 2011, thinking - accurately
Assist
Assist is a statistic in basketball used to give credit to the player who
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.
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.
Brick
Brick -- basketball slang for a particularly grace-less jump shot.
Eva Longoria Parker
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Eva Longoria Parker, Adriana Lima and Tyra Banks. Page 9.
Airball
An airball is a shot that misses... everything. The hoop, the rim, the backboard... the shot clock.
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.
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.
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.
Mike Krzyzewski
Mike Krzyzewski Profile: Career history, accomplishments and biography of Duke's Mike
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.
Roster Depreciation Allowance
: Invented by then-Chicago White Sox owner Bill Veeck, the "roster depreciation allowance" is an obscure
Summer Basketball , "A Personal Narrative"
How to improve your basketball skills in the summer.
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.
Amber Rose
Amber Rose attends the Pam Hogg Spring Summer 2011 fashion show at On/Off during London Fashion Week on September 19, 2010 in London, England. Page 7.
Should LeBron and Duran Represent USA...
Established NBA superstars like Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony planning to suit up for Team USA in the Olympics again.
The Winningest Active Coaches in College Hoops
The Top 20 Winningest Active NCAA Head Coaches
Ektio Wraptor
Ankle injuries are unavoidable in basketball... but Ektio is trying to change that.
LaLa Vazquez
LaLa Vazquez and Carmelo Anthony. Page 8.
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.
James Harden
Detailed Profile of James Harden
Most Valuable Player
About the NBA's Most Valuable Player award
Knicks vs. Heat
The second-seeded Heat face the New York Knicks in the first round of the 2012 NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs
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.
Future Bust? All Eyes on Kristaps Porzingis
Fans of the New York Knicks certainly weren't happy when Phil Jackson selected Kristaps Porzingis in the 2015 NBA Draft, but his future as an NBA talent is very unknown.
Simple Drills to Perfect Your Shooting Style
How To Do Simple Drills To Develop A Good Shooting Touch
FIBA
FIBA is the federation that governs international basketball competition -- from the Olympics on down.
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.
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.
How to Run Your Own NCAA Tournament Pool
NCAA Tournament Pools - How to run your own NCAA Tournament pool
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.
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.
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.
Eastern Conference Seeds, Matchups and Previews
The Chicago Bulls finished with the NBA's best overall record and may have the East's easiest path to the 2011 NBA Finals - but don't count out LeBron James and the Heat or Paul Pierce and the Boston Celtics just yet.
Despite LeBron James' Best Efforts, Warriors...
Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors defeated LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers to be crowned NBA champions.
New Orleans Hornets
New Orleans Hornets news, stats, schedule, roster, history, tickets and more.
Alley Oop
An acrobatic play that ends in a mid-air slam dunk.
Medical Redshirt
: A medical redshirt is a student who misses an entire year of competition due to injury and is granted
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.
Defensive Efficiency
Defensive Efficiency is a statistic that measures the number of points an NBA team allows per 100 possessions.
Basketball Games and Equipment for Younger...
There are many basketball drills and equipment for younger children. Here are a few.
Bruin
: "Bruin" is an archaic term for bear. At one point it referred specifically to the brown bear -- Ursos
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.
Three Player Shooting Drills and Workout for...
Three player shooting can keep players shoot on the move, work on passing, catching, and shooting technique.
Kevin Durant Nicknames: The Servant, Slim...
Kevin Durant is in need of a permanent nickname. Durantula, Slim Reaper and The Servant are all possibilities.
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.
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.
Metta World Peace (aka Ron Artest)
Outlining the playing career of Metta World Peace(aka Ron Artest).
How does the NCAA Tournament Actually Work?
An introduction to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament -- the largest, most elaborate and, arguably, the best postseason event on the American sports calendar.
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.
The Top Women's Coaches in College Basketball...
The giants of the game -- Division I women's college basketball's all-time winningest coaches.
Stephen Curry Wins MVP: First of Many?
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry beats out James Harden, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook to win his first NBA MVP award.
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.
If Shawn Marion Ran the NBA...
Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion has some advice for NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.
Scouting Future Opponents Made Easy
How to simplify scouting techniques to help you prepare better for upcoming games.
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.
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
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.
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.

©2015 About.com. All rights reserved.