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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
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.
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.
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.
Do You Know What FIBA Stands for in Basketball??
FIBA is the federation that governs international basketball competition -- from the Olympics on down.
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 Rotisserie?
Rotisserie is a scoring system common to many fantasy sports leagues, particularly baseball and basketball.
Isolation Play
The isolation is the simplest play in basketball and, very often, the most effective.
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
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.
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.
Do You Know What a Juco Is?
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The Bird Exception and How the NBA's Salary Cap...
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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.
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
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.
Stephen Curry
An In-Depth Profile of Stephen Curry.
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.
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.
What is a redraft league?
In a redraft league, all teams start from scratch with completely new rosters each season.
What is a Double-Double in Basketball?
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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 is H2H Scoring?
Head to Head, or H2H is a scoring system common to many fantasy sports leagues, particularly baseball and basketball.
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.
What Is a Redshirt in College Basketball?
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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.
Summer Basketball , "A Personal Narrative"
How to improve your basketball skills in the summer.
: In NBA terms, "back-to-back" is a term used to describe a stretch of schedule when a team plays two
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
An unconventional, chaotic half-court pressing...
The Chase Press is an unconventional half court
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.
What Is Wingspan and Why Is It Important in...
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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.
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.
Everything You Need to Know About the NBA's...
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What is a snake draft?
: The so-called "snake" draft is the most common form of draft used in fantasy basketball leagues. Teams
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.
How To Play Good Individual Defense
How to play good individual Defense and make the team with hustle and determination
How the NBA Playoffs Work
How the NBA Playoffs work: playoff seeding, home court advantage, series formats and home-court advantage and more
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.
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.
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
Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal Regret...
Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant went years hating on each other, but the former teammates now regret the entire feud.
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.
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
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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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.
Three Player Shooting Drills and Workout for...
Three player shooting can keep players shoot on the move, work on passing, catching, and shooting technique.
Hard Cap
: The NBA has an official cap on salaries... but that "cap" is more like a suggestion. There are a wide
Carmelo Anthony Has a Ton of Options
Carmelo Anthony will have a lot of options once he hits free agency.
Show Cause
: The "Show Cause" penalty is perhaps the harshest in the NCAA's arsenal, as it essentially prevents
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 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 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.
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.
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 Plan An Individual Practice Session
Make your own individual basketball workouts to bring out your best with structured, timed, goal centered drills.
Do You Have Any Idea What a Bruin Is?
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Top 5 Centers in Houston Rockets’ History
Ranking the top 5 centers in Houston Rockets' History.
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.
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.
How to Practice Basketball Using Your...
Use your imagination and visualizing to develop basketball skills.
Roster Depreciation Allowance
: Invented by then-Chicago White Sox owner Bill Veeck, the "roster depreciation allowance" is an obscure
Brick -- basketball slang for a particularly grace-less jump shot.
Midnight Madness
: "Midnight Madness" refers to a massive pep rally that many schools hold on the first day of basketball
Metta World Peace (aka Ron Artest)
Outlining the playing career of Metta World Peace(aka Ron Artest).
Do You Know the Definition of an Airball?
The definition of an airball in basketball is simple. It's a shot that misses everything: The hoop, the rim, the backboard... even the shot clock.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union. Basketball. Page 11.
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.
Adidas Buys James Harden’s Love
Adidas signs James Harden to a 13-year deal worth $200 million dollars.
NBA Lockout 101: the issues, the arguments, and...
NBA Lockout: The NBA's CBA expires in July, and a lockout is considered a near-certainty. Here's a look at some of the issues on the table as the league and its players negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement.
Basketball 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.
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.
LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant: Who Should Be...
LeBron James is jealous of Kevin Durant, but shouldn't it be the other way around?
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.
Assist is a statistic in basketball used to give credit to the player who
Vertical Jump
: One of the "measureables" associated with basketball players is "vertical leap" -- sometimes called
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.
What Is Princeton Style Offense?
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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.
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.
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.
Kobe Bryant Seeks Revenge on Haters
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant wants revenge on everyone who doubts him and his team.
Kansas Jayhawks
Kansas Jayhawks - Background information and quick facts on the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team.
Lakers Forcing Kobe Bryant to Change Positions?
The Los Angeles Lakers and head coach Byron Scott may have Kobe Bryant change positions from time to time during the 2015-16 NBA season.
Most Valuable Player
About the NBA's Most Valuable Player award
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.
The Combination Man to Man Zone-A Man Defense...
The Combination Man to Man Zone makes your opponent think you are playing zone when you are really playing straight man to man defense. You can trick your opponent into running a zone offense against your man to man and make it work to your advantage.
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.
Kevin Durant Nicknames: The Servant, Slim...
Kevin Durant is in need of a permanent nickname. Durantula, Slim Reaper and The Servant are all possibilities.
When Are Children Too Young To Play Basketball?
At what age should children begin playing basketball? When it is fun, of course!
The Top Women's Coaches in College Basketball...
The giants of the game -- Division I women's college basketball's all-time winningest coaches.
Derrick Rose and the Bulls Must Stay Patient...
Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls Must Stay Patient During Struggles
Derrick Rose Better Than Ever?
Derrick Rose is playing great for Team USA. Is it possible that he'll be back and better than ever with the Chicago Bulls?
NBA Icon Moses Malone Passes Away
Many teams, including the Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers, honor NBA legend Moses Malone after he is found dead in a Virginia hotel room.
Despite LeBron James' Best Efforts, Warriors...
Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors defeated LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers to be crowned NBA champions.
Which of These 2 Phenoms Will Have a Better...
Comparing superstar prospects Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins.
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.
Lute Olson
Arizona Wildcats head coach Lute Olson - Lute Olson had more wins than any active NCAA coach not named Krzyzewski, but that wasn't enough to keep him on Arizona's bench. His sudden retirement rocked the Arizona basketball program in late October.
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.
How To Improve Your One on One Dribbling Skills...
Here are some key exercises to help you improve your ability to protect the basketball.
NBA 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
What does MJ REALLY think about LeBron wearing...
Michael Jordan comments on LeBron James' decision to wear No. 23.
North Carolina Tar Heels Fact Sheet
North Carolina Tar Heels - Background information and quick facts on North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball
The Winningest Active Coaches in College Hoops
The Top 20 Winningest Active NCAA Head Coaches
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.
Bruce Pearl
Tennessee Volunteers coach Bruce Pearl has his team consistently ranked among the top squads in college hoops. But controversy seems to follow the colorful -- literally -- coach wherever he goes.
Jim Valvano
Name: Jim Valvano Position: Head Coach, Broadcaster Team: North Carolina State Wolfpack Career Record:
Thunder vs. Lakers
The second-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder face the three seed Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the 2012 NBA Western Conference Playoffs.
How To 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 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.
Doc Rivers
Outlining Doc Rivers basketball career as a coach and player.
Converse DEFCON
Review of Converse's latest performance basketball shoe, the Converse DEFCON.
Kobe Bryant’s Shocking Admission
After nearly two decades in the NBA, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant finally admits that he's losing his battle against Father Time.
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.
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.
The History and Teams of the Big 12 Conference
An introduction to the teams and history of the Big 12 Conference, which currently includes Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech and West Virginia.
Basketball Practice Planning
Using Basketball work stations in practice can help small numbers of players practice and reinforce skills and become better players.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mike Krzyzewski
Mike Krzyzewski Profile: Career history, accomplishments and biography of Duke's Mike
Soft Cap
: The NBA's salary cap is described as a "soft" cap; that is, there are a variety of methods teams can
Does Anyone Know What a Point Spread Is?
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. Knowing how to play the point spread can help you win a lot of money in sports gambling.
Kobe Bryant Still Plans to Retire in 2016
Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant still plans to retire from the NBA in 2016.
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.
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.
Olympic Basketball Tournament Format
Understanding the format of the twelve-team Olympic men's and women's basketball tournaments.
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.
Defensive Efficiency
Defensive Efficiency is a statistic that measures the number of points an NBA team allows per 100 possessions.
Trade Kicker
: A trade kicker -- more properly called a "trade bonus" -- is a clause that increases a player's salary
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.
Pat Riley Is Ready to Move On
After the Miami Heat's disastrous 2014-15 NBA season, Pat Riley is ready to move on.
Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers news, stats, schedule, roster, history, tickets and more.
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.
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.
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?

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