HISTORY Basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith in 1891. Thevery first hoops Naismith used were peach baskets with nobottoms. The 10 foot height that is still considered regulationwas just happenstance. The very first basketball was actuallya soccer ball. It wasnt until 1929 that the basketball usedtoday was introduced.
• Basketballs use to be a brown colour but has changed to a much brighter colour like orange.• Basketball is played by approximately one million men and women, boys and girls throughout Australia.
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• Straight, painted lines mark the courts boundaries. If you step out of bounds with the ball in your hands, you turn the ball over to the other team. A 50-foot-long, 4-inch- wide centreline divides the court in half, and there is a 12-foot-diameter circle in the middle. Teams stand on either side of the line in the circle for a jump ball. A line 15 feet from the backboard marks the free-throw line.
• Shirts and shorts of the same dominant colour front and back. Socks of the same dominant colour for all players of the team. Each team member shall wear a shirt numbered on the front and back with plain. Numbers, of a solid colour contrasting with the colour of the shirt.
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• There can only be 5 players on the court at a time and minimum of 10 players in the team in the NBA. Each player is a assigned a position on the court, they must defend this position. Teams work together in order to win the game
• Joint Sprain• Back Muscle Strain or Ligament Sprain• Calf Muscle Tears• Hamstring Strain & Injury• High Ankle Sprain• Hip Labral Tear• Knee Ligament Injury• Knee Meniscus Injury• Muscle Pain: Strains or Tears• Neck Headache• Overuse Injuries• Shoulder Dislocation• Sprained Ankle• Stress Fracture• Thumb Sprain
• The Converse All Star shoe was introduced in 1917 as the first shoe designed specifically for basketball. According to Kicks Guide, Converse has soldmore than 550 million pairs of these canvasupper, rubber-soled shoes, dominating thebasketball shoe market until leather shoes wereintroduced in the mid-1960s by Adidas.
• Personal fouls include any type of illegal physical contact.• Hitting• Pushing• Slapping• Holding• Two free throws are awarded if the player is fouled while shooting a goal and they miss their shot. If a player is fouled while shooting a shot and makes it anyway, he or she is awarded one free throw. Thus, he could score points on the play.
Number Player8 Marco Belinelli5 Carlos Boozer21 Jimmy Butler14 Daequan Cook9 Luol Deng22 Taj Gibson32 Richard Hamilton12 Kirk Hinrich48 Nazr Mohammed13 Joakim Noah77 Vladimir Radmanovic2 Nate Robinson1 Derrick Rose25 Marquis Teague22 Malcolm Thomas
• American basketball star Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York. Jordan left college after his junior year to join the NBA. Drafted by the Chicago Bulls, he helped the team make it to the playoffs. For his efforts there, Jordan received the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.
• The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers play their home games at STAPLES Centre, which they share with their fellow NBA rival, the Los Angeles Clippers, and their sister team, the Los Angeles
• The Sydney Kings are an Australian mens professional basketball team competing in the Australasian National Basketball League (NBL). They are the only team to date to win three consecutive championships in the NBL and currently sit third behind the Adelaide 36ers and Melbourne Tigers two away from the record five wins by the Perth Wildcats. The Kings play their home games at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in Haymarket, Sydney.
• The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the premier basketball league in the world. The National Basketball Association (NBA) currently consists of 29 teams, in major cities of the United States and Canada. The NBA was founded in 1946 as the Basketball Association of America. It adopted the name National Basketball Association in the fall of 1949 after adding several teams from the rival National Basketball League.
• The National Basketball League (nbl) is regarded as one of the premier basketball leagues in the world, and after a humble beginning, is today home to some of the worlds best players. Annual awards presented by the NBL include the prestigious Most Valuable Player award, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player, Best Sixth Man, Best Defensive Player, and Coach of the Year.
• Basketball made its appearance at the Olympic Games in 1904 in St Louis as a demonstration sport, as the competition was held between only American teams and counted as an event of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU of the USA) Championships. At the Games in 1936 in Berlin, basketball joined the Olympic programme, where it has remained to this day. Women’s basketball debuted at the 1976 Games in Montreal.
• Tamworth sports dome home of Tamworth basketball was officially opened on 17th may 2011 by the Prime Minister Julia Gillard. It is a state of the art six court stadium with 4 international standard timber courts with a show court seating 600 and 2 synthetic courts.
A basketball coach has a number ofresponsibilities that include the importanceof being a moral, upstanding role model forthe players on his team. Theycommunicate with each other and theysacrifice personal glory for the commongoal. A coach is not only a role model butalso a mentor and teacher.
There are many different type oftrophies here is just a few
Miami Heat Chicago BullsLosAngelesLakers New York Knicks Philadelphia Brooklyn 76ers Nets
• The Brooklyn Nets are a professional basketball team based in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association.
• The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California, United States. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association.
• The Dallas Mavericks are a professional basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. They are members of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association.