T07 Nba 4 Dummies 0548402


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My presentation is about giving the general public a quick overview and summary of what’s going on in the NBA (National Basketball League) today. With this presentation we will all start to understand more about the game, from different stats, strategies and even all the all-star players to keep your eye on.

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T07 Nba 4 Dummies 0548402

  1. 2. Brief History <ul><li>Basketball was invented by Canadian, Dr. James Naismith at a YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1981. </li></ul><ul><li>Naismith created basketball using 13 original rules. These rules have been modified over time but the principles are still the same. </li></ul><ul><li>The first NBA game ever was in Toronto on November 1 st , 1946. The Toronto Huskies vs New York Knickerbockers. (New York won, 68-66) </li></ul>
  2. 3. Some Rules & Regulations <ul><li> Regulation Basketball </li></ul><ul><ul><li> Size 7, weighs 20-22 oz, and diameter of 9.39” </li></ul></ul><ul><li> Regulation Net </li></ul><ul><ul><li> 10 ft Tall, diameter of 18” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Players for each team are on the floor at a time playing 5 different positions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Point guard(1), shooting guard(2), small forward(3), power forward(4) and center(5) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free throws are worth 1 point. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shots made behind the 3-point line are worth 3 points. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any other basket made is worth 2 points. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You must dribble (bounce) the ball to move with the ball. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Once a player stops his or her dribble, they must pass or shoot. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any illegal contact is counted as a personal foul against the player that committed the contact. The other team receives possession of the ball or 2 free throws depending whether or not the player was in the act of shooting. </li></ul></ul>(RENTech Systems Design LLC,,2008)
  3. 4. Basic Strategy Offensive Strategy Pick and roll The player with the ball will pass to their teammate after setting a pick Give and go A quick combination of passes. Player 1 passes to player 2, who passes quickly back as player 1 cuts to the basket.. Defensive Strategy Zone Each player has an area or “zone” of the court that is their responsibility to defend Man to Man Every defensive player is assigned to defend a specific offensive player (Bowles, 2008)
  4. 5. NBA Teams Eastern Conference Boston Celtics New Jersey Nets New York Knicks Philadelphia 76ers Chicago Bulls Cleveland Cavaliers Detroit Pistons Indiana Pacers Milwaukee Bucks Atlanta Hawks Charlotte Bobcats Miami Heat Orlando Magic Washington Wizards Western Conference Dallas Mavericks Houston Rockets Memphis Grizzlies New Orleans Hornets San Antonio Spurs Denver Nuggets Minnesota Timberwolves Portland Trail Blazers Oklahoma City Thunder Utah Jazz Golden State Warriors Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Lakers Phoenix Suns Sacramento Kings And the… (NBA Media Ventures, 2008)
  5. 6. (NBA Media Ventures, 2008)
  6. 7. Toronto Raptors The team was established in 1995 as a part of the NBA’s 2 team expansion to Canada. Today the Raptors are the only Canadian team in the NBA. 08-09 Roster Starters Jose Calderon(PG) Anthony Parker(SG) Jamario Moon(SF) Chris Bosh(PF) Jermaine O’Neal(C) Bench Players Andrea Bargnani(C-F) Jason Kapono (F) Kris Humphries(F) Joey Graham(F) Jamal Sampson(C-F) Nathan Jawai(F) Hassan Adams(F) Willie Solomon(G) Roko Ukic(G) Team Record: 41-41 (.500)
  7. 8. Top Players Most Points per Game LeBron James of Cleveland (30.0 ppg) Most Rebounds per Game Dwight Howard of Orlando (14.2 rpg) Most Assists per Game Chris Paul of New Orleans (11.6 apg) Most Blocks per Game Marcus Camby of Denver (3.6 bpg) Most Steals per Game Chris Paul of New Orleans (2.71 spg) Most Turnovers per Game Dwyane Wade of Miami (4.4 tpg) Best Free Throw Percentage Peja Stojakovic of New Orleans (92.9%) Best 3-Point Percentage Jason Kapono of Toronto (48.3%) All statistics are from the 07-08 Season and some players may have been traded for the 08-09 season. NBA 2007-2008 Awards Most Valuable Player Kobe Bryant of Los Angeles Rookie of the Year Kevin Durant of Seattle Defensive Player of the Year Kevin Garnett of Boston Sixth Man of the Year Manu Ginobili of San Antonio (NBA Media Ventures, 2008)
  8. 9. 07-08 All-Star Players Western Conference Starters Kobe Bryant (LAL) Allen Iverson (DEN) Carmelo Anthony (DEN) Tim Duncan (SAS) Yao Ming (HOU) Bench Players Carlos Boozer (UTA) Steve Nash (PHX) Dirk Nowitzki (DAL) Chris Paul (NOH) * Brandon Roy (POR) Amare Stoudemire (PHO) David West (NOH) Eastern Conference Starters * Jason Kidd (NJN) * Dwyane Wade (MIA) Kevin Garnett (BOS) LeBron James (CLE) Dwight Howard (ORL) Bench Players Ray Allen (BOS) Chauncey Billups (DET) * Chris Bosh (TOR) Caron Butler (WAS) Richard Hamilton (DET) Antawn Jamison (WAS) * Joe Johnson (ATL) Paul Pierce (BOS) Rasheed Wallace (DET) East won the All-Star game 134-128 LeBron James was named All-Star MVP 5 21 Denoted by *
  9. 10. References <ul><li>Laughead, G (2006, March 16th). History of basketball. Retrieved October 2, 2008, from Kansas History Web site: http://www.kansasheritage.org/people/naismith.html </li></ul><ul><li>NBA Media Ventures, (2008). NBA.com: Official Home Page of the National Basketball Association. Retrieved October 2, 2008, Web site: http://www.nba.com </li></ul><ul><li>Bowles, K (2008). Basketball basics. Retrieved October 2, 2008, from The World Almanac for Kids Web site: http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com/WAKI-ViewArticle.aspx?pin=x-ba039600a&article_id=604&chapter_id=13&chapter_title=Sports&article_title=Basketball_Basics </li></ul><ul><li>TSI, (2006). Basketball: strategy of the game. Retrieved October 2, 2008, from Ducksters Web site: http://www.ducksters.com/sports/basketballstrategy.php </li></ul><ul><li>RENTech Systems Design LLC, (2008). Links. Retrieved October 2, 2008, from Game Time DVD Web site: http://www.gametimedvd.tv/links.html </li></ul>