BASKETBALL:court The circle in the middle of the court is where the game startswith the jump ball whoever wins the jump starts with the ball.The two lines and the circle coming out away from the hoop iscalled the“KEY”. When a player gets a foul they come to thiscircle called the “free throw line” they take two shots from thisline without anyone any one trying to block your shot. Your teamand the opposing team stand behind the black lines coming offthis circle.http://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/basics/basics.html
BASKETBALL: personalfouls PERSONAL FOULS include any type of illegalphysical body contact. Hitting Pushing Slapping Holding Illegally contacting a defender in order to get to the basket.CHARGINGA offensive foul that is committed when a player pushes or runs over anoffensive player. The ball is given to the team that the foul was committedupon.BLOCKINGBlocking is illegal personal contact resulting from a defender notestablishing position in time to prevent an opponents drive to the basket.http://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/basics/basics.htmlet .
BASKETBALL: positions CENTER: center is normally your tallest player. theyare normally positioned near the basket. FORWARD: there are to forwards and they are mostlikely to be your next two tallest players. They are thetwo players that cover the sides and the corners andare called in to get rebounds. GUARD: these are most likely going to be your twoshortest players and they should be really good atdribbling fast , seeing the court and passing.http://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/basics/basics.html
KOBE BRYANT One of the most famous players of all time. BORN : August 23 1978 Philadelphia. HEIGHT : 1.98m. POSITION : shooting guard. TEAM:LA Lakers PARENTS : Joe Bryant , Pam Bryant. SIBLINGS : Shaya Bryant, Sharia Bryant NUMBER : 24 SALLERY: (2012-2013) $27,849,149. TEAM MATES : Steve Blake , Earl Clark , Chris Duhon, Devin Ebanks ,Pau Gasol , Jordan Hill , Dwight Howard , Antawn Jamison , JodieMeeks , Darius Morris , Steve Nash , Robert Sacre , Metta WorldPeace. http://espn.go.com/nba/team/roster/_/name/lal/los-angeles-lakers
BASKETBALL : HISTORY James Naismith was the man who invented the sport basketball. Hediscovered the sport in 1891. He also invented the very first footballhelmet. BORN : November , 6, 1861 DIED : November 28,1939 EDUCATION:The Presbyterian College, Montreal, McGill University, SpringfieldCollege.Today, Basketball has grown to be of the worlds most popular sports.
BASKETBALL : TEAM(NBA) The following is a list of the current 30 National Basketball Association teams. Atlanta Hawks Boston Celtics Charlotte Bobcats Chicago Bulls Cleveland Cavaliers Dallas Mavericks Denver Nuggets Detroit Pistons Golden State Warriors Houston Rockets Indiana Pacers Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies Miami Heat Milwaukee Bucks Minnesota Timberwolves New Jersey Nets New Orleans Hornets New York Knicks Oklahoma City Thunder Orlando Magic Philadelphia 76ers Phoenix Suns Portland Trail Blazers Sacramento Kings San Antonio Spurs Toronto Raptors Utah Jazz Washington Wizards
BASKETBALL : NeminghaSharp ShootersThese are the Nemingha Sharp Shooters.We won every game we played until thevery last game. It was for the B gradechampions. But we come up short losingby 6 points. But runners up is not to bad.In order the line goes Ryland SainsburyMatt Corney Joel Hawkins (me) JacobCollier and Brodie Parker. Coach MrParker (Brodie Parkers dad) Ryland , Mattand Jacob got into the North-west and wonstate they played 3 games every day for 4days straight and didn’t lose one of them.
BASKETBALL : SydneyKings The team first started in1888. Their stadium is called“THE KINGDOM”. The team is made up ofthe following players: BenMadgen, Callum Jenkins,Luke Martin, DannGraeme, Daniel Joyce,Ian Crosswhite, AaronBruce, Corin Henry, TomGarlepp, Kevin White,Jarrad Weeks, JamesHarvey and Darnell Lazare.
BASKETBALL :PARALYMPICSThe Paralympics basketball is different tonormal basketball because the people thatplay this basketball are in wheelchairs.The 1940s saw the beginning of wheelchairbasketball. It has been clearly documentedthat the game of wheelchair basketball wasinvented by World War II veterans withdisabilities in US Veterans AdministrationHospitals at the tail end of the war.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheelchair_basketball
BASKETBALL : MICHAELJORDAN Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American former professional basketballplayer, entrepreneur, and majority owner and chairman of the Charlotte Bobcats.Born: February 17, 1963 (age 50), Brooklyn Height: 1.98 m Spouse: Juanita Vanoy (m. 1989–2006) Children: Marcus Jordan, Jasmine Michael Jordan, Jeffrey Michael Jordan Parents: James Jordan, Deloris Peoples.
BASKETBALL : MIAMI HEAT The Miami Heat are a professional basketball team based in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The teamis a member of the Southeast Division in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association. Founded: 1988 Head coach: Erik Spoelstra Arena: American Airlines Arena Location: Miami NBA championships: 2006, 2012 Nicknames: Heat, The Heatless
BASKETBALL : LA LAKERS The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California. They play in thePacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association. Head coach: Mike DAntoni Arena: Staples Center Location: Los Angeles Division: Pacific Division NBA championships: 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010 Nicknames: Showtime, The Lakers, Lakers
BASKETBALL : BOSTONCELTICS. The Boston Celtics are a National Basketball Association team based in Boston, Massachusetts. They play in the AtlanticDivision of the Eastern Conference. Founded in 1946, the team is currently owned by Boston Basketball Partners LLC. Head coach: Doc Rivers Arena: TD Bank Garden Location: Boston Mascot: Lucky the Leprechaun NBA championships: 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986,2008 Nicknames: Celtics, The Green, Celts, The Cs, C-Green Smash Machine
BASKETBALL : NEW YORKKNICKS. The New York Knickerbockers, referred to as the Knicks, are a professional basketball team based in New York City, NewYork. They are part of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association. Head coach: Mike Woodson Arena: Madison Square Garden Location: New York City Division: Atlantic Division Conference: Eastern Conference NBA championships: 1970, 1973
BASKETBALL : ChicagoBulls Conference Eastern Conference Division Central Division Founded 1966 History Chicago Bulls (1966–present) Arena United Center City Chicago, Illinois Team colors Red, black, white Owner(s) Jerry Reinsdorf General manager Gar Forman Head coach Tom Thibodeau D-League affiliate Iowa Energy Championships 6 (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998) Conference titles 6 Eastern (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998) Division titles 9 1 Midwest (1975); 8 Central (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2011, 2012)
BASKETBALL : MinnesotaTimberwolves Conference Western Conference Founded 1989 History Minnesota Timberwolves (1989–present) Arena Target Center (1990–present) City Minneapolis, Minnesota Team colors Slate Blue, Black, Silver, Green Owner(s) Glen Taylor General manager David Kahn Head coach Rick Adelman D-League affiliate Sioux Falls Skyforce Championships 0 Conference titles 0
BASKETBALL : NEWORLEANS HORNETSConference Western ConferenceDivision Southwest DivisionFounded 1988History Charlotte Hornets1988–2002New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets2005–2007New Orleans Hornets2002–2005, 2007–2013New Orleans Pelicans2013–Arena New Orleans ArenaCity New Orleans, LouisianaTeam colors Creole Blue, Purple, Dark Purple, Mardi Gras Gold, White
BASKETBALL : TorontoRaptors Conference Eastern Division Atlantic Founded 1995 History Toronto Raptors (1995–present) Arena SkyDome (1995–1999) Air Canada Centre (1999–present) City Toronto, Ontario, Canada Team colours Red, Black, Silver Owner(s) Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment General manager Bryan Colangelo Head coach Dwane Casey D-League affiliate Bakersfield Jam Championships 0 Conference titles 0 Division titles 1 (2007) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto_Raptors
BASKETBALL : MilwaukeeBucks Conference Eastern Conference Division Central Division Founded 1968 History Milwaukee Bucks (1968–present) Arena BMO Harris Bradley Center City Milwaukee, Wisconsin Team colors Hunter Green, Natural Red, Silver, White Owner(s) Herb Kohl General manager John Hammond Head coach Jim Boylan D-League affiliate Fort Wayne Mad Ants Championships 1 (1971) Conference titles 2 (1971, 1974) Division titles 13 (1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 2001) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milwaukee_Bucks
BASKETBALL :Memphis Grizzlies The Memphis Grizzlies are a professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The team is part of theSouthwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association. Head coach: Lionel Hollins Arena: FedExForum Mascot: Griz Location: Memphis Division: Southwest Division Conference: Western Conference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memphis_Grizzlies
BASKETBALL : THE BALL The ball first purpose-built basketballs were madefrom panels of leather stitched together with a rubberbladder inside. A cloth lining was added to the leatherfor support and uniformity (identity). A molded versionof the early basketball was invented in 1942. From1967 through 1976, the American BasketballAssociation (ABA) used a distinctive red, white andblue basketball that is still seen from time to time. Formany years, leather was the material of choice forbasketball coverings, however in the late 1990s,composite materials were put forth and have rapidlygained acceptance in most leagues due to theirsuperior performance in harsh outdoor gameconditions. htt://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball_(ball)
BASKETBALL : THE BALLTODAYBalls are generally designated for indoor (generallymade of leather or absorbent composites), or all-surfaceuse (generally made of rubber or durable composites,also known as Indoor/Outdoor balls). Indoor balls tendto be considerably more expensive than all-surfaceballs due to cost of materials. In addition, brand new all-leather indoor balls must be "broken in" first to achieveoptimal grip before use in competition. Theabrasiveness of asphalt and the dirt and moisturepresent in an outdoor setting will usually ruin an indoorball within a very short period of time, which is why anindoor/outdoor ball is recommended for recreationalplayers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball_(ball)
BASKETBALL :BACKBOARD The top of the hoop is 10 feet above theground. Regulation backboards are 6 feetwide (72 inches) by 42 inches tall. Allbasketball rims (hoops) are 18 inches indiameter. The inner square on thebackboard is 24 inches wide by 18 inchestall. Fibre glass is what the backboards arenormally made out of. The fibre glass givesthe ball an extra spring.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backboard_(basketball)
BASKETBALL: BACKBOARDINFO The first glass backboard was used by the IndianaHoosiers mens basketball team at the MensGymnasium at Indiana University. After the firstfew games at their new facility in 1917, spectatorscomplained that they couldnt see the game becauseof opaque wooden backboards. As a result the NurreMirror Plate Company in Bloomington was employedto create new backboards that contained one-and-a-half inch thick plate glass so that fans could seegames without an obstructed view. As a result, it wasthe first facility in the country to use glassbackboards. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backboard_(basketball)
BASKETBALL : time length In basketball, there are four quarterswhich each go for 10 minutes. At theend of each quarter, a buzzer goes ofwhich marks the time. There is a timekeeper which tells the referee how muchtime there is left in the game. Thisperson also keeps score and puts thescore on the board.