Questions about the sport of basketball in general. For the American professional basketball league, see [nba].

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How to choose a backboard for a garden basketball court?

My friend and I are building our own garden basketball court. We also want to make it into a small squash court. The problem we are having is wether we should buy a standalone basketball stand or a ...
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Why do the Golden State Warriors call themselves dubnation?

The basketball team The Golden State Warriors call themselves dubnation. Why?
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Typical daily/weekly in-season training schedule of an NBA team

I am interested in the typical daily and weekly training schedules of an NBA team (or any other professional sport team) during the season. I did some research, but this seems not too easy to find. I ...
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Reaching Violation VS. Charging Violation

Last night I was playing in a league basketball game, and barely managed to evade fouling out from reaching. However, I am not sure whether or not I was reaching, or if the referee had the rules ...
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What are reaching fouls in the NBA?

When a player tries to steal the ball from a dribbling player, the referees sometimes award a "reaching foul". I just can't see any difference between a steal and a foul
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What happens if an NBA team is reduced to less than five players by fouling out?

If an NBA team has 5 players left, and one player gets fouled out, do you keep the player in or let the team play with 4 players?
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Dealing with “cheap” opponents

I recently joined a competitive basketball city league, and I've been dealing with some "cheap" stuff on the court - pulling on my jersey, pulling on my arms before a rebound (I'm taller than ...
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If 2 players slam dunk at the same time, who got the score?

If 2 people touch the ball at the same time, who obtain the score in NBA?
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NBA rule - how far does the ball have to go in the hoop to count for points?

Say the ball goes in halfway past the rim, and an opponent knocks the ball back upwards and out. Does this count for points? How far does the ball have to pass the rim to count as a successful score?
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In basketball, is it legal to score directly from a throw in?

In basketball, is it legal to shoot and score directly from a throw in? I have seen people do it online, but I couldn't find any official rules that describe the legality of it in a real game.
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Basketball-who gets the point?

If a person of the opposite team shoots and you try to block the ball but you touch it and the ball still goes in will it count as your score or the other teams score?
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Why are assists in basketball called “dimes”?

What's the etymology of this term in basketball, that an assist is called a dime? I tried looking up on google but I didn't find any satisfactory answers.
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How to decide a basketball game ended but not yet end of regulation [closed]

We got a basketball game with score 56-61 4:40 mins remaining in the fourth quarter. Then game can't continue because of power outage (night). How should we decide on the game? Shall we continue on ...
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Where to find team stats/comparisons for Eurobasket 2015?

The Eurobasket 2015 homepage is a disaster IMHO, although I can find simple information about players, I can't sort players by physical attributes or age etc. Are there any pages which follow up the ...
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Is header allowed in basketball?

I know kicking ball in NBA is not allowed, how about header? is header like football allowed in basketball?
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FC, does basketball and other sports have it?

I know that FC is short for Football Club, but does basketball have such word for teams? I primarily am asking this, because of a new game I am developing. I ask the player to enter the name of his ...
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Adolescent basketball strength training [closed]

I am a 13-year-old boy who would like to improve his basketball performance using strength training. I am 5' 5" and 110 lbs. What are some exercises or workouts I can do safely to improve my biceps, ...
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How can I fix my basketball valve that has fallen into the ball?

I was attempting to pump my basketball yesterday with a pumping needle and a wrong sort of pump. Half way I noticed the valve went inwards. Trying to use the needle to pull it back, it fell into the ...
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Basketball shooting percentages while practicing

What is a good percentage for making baskets when practicing/shooting around? I was told 2 things for shooting by 2 different ppl. One person said since no one is guarding me when ...
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Can a NBA team buy a draft pick?

Can a NBA team buy a draft pick for cash from another nba team?
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Offensive Player Injured on Foul

Watching the NBA Finals game 4 last night, LeBron was injured on a shooting attempt where he was fouled. The announcers said that if he didn't shoot the free throws, that he would not be able to come ...
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NBA TV network contracts for playoffs

How does the NBA get paid by the networks for playoff games? Do they get more money the more games that are played?
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Does the precision of NBA timekeeping go beyond tenths of a second?

As NBA viewers, we see that they keep time up to tenths of a second. But officially do they keep track of time to hundredths (or perhaps even thousandths) of a second? Here's an example. Say there ...
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Why are the teams in NBA's Western Conference outperforming those in the Eastern Conference?

In the NBA, the West has been the stronger conference over the past decade or two as the graph below shows. The difference between the conferences is usually evident in the playoffs and in the ...
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What is this (basketball) statistic called?

Personally, I am interested in a player's personal contribution to the game. Therefore, I want to compare the team's performance when he is on the field versus when he is not on the field. I believe ...
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Does Spalding have different versions of TF-1000? If so, what are the differences?

I have been looking for a replacement basketball, and thought of getting the new Euroleague ball, which Euroleague sells from its official store for 80€. What's interesting is that this ball has ...
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Finish College after NBA Draft

After a college student declares that they will enter the NBA draft, do they have to finish the school year, or do they have to un-enroll from school (unless they commit back to their school before ...
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Have any players ever won an NCAA basketball championship with two different teams?

Are there any players who have won an NCAA basketball championship while playing for two different teams?
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How does a player effectively take a charge

When I watch a basketball game, I see many players often draw a foul by driving to the basket. Sometimes, the offensive player (ball handler) gets an offensive foul because the defender takes a ...
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What does “double pump” mean in basketball?

Can anybody explain the meaning of "double-pump" in the following sentence: Grant sprinted down the court and had an opportunity to win the game at the buzzer, but Kentucky's swarming defense made ...
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Can a large stadium impact college basketball players' shooting?

In the later stages of the NCAA Tournament (the Final Four, and possibly Elite Eight and Sweet Sixteen), the games are usually played in large stadiums to accommodate a huge number of fans. Sometimes ...
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Why win the jump ball?

In basketball, why win the opening jump ball if there's no advantage (possession will be rotated afterwards).
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How does one fill out a bracket?

How do you fill out a bracket? I am not asking how one chooses particular teams. I have never done a bracket before in my life. I have figured out that the two teams connected by a line means they ...
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Do basketball referees sometimes try to save players from fouling out?

While watching American college basketball games or NBA games, I'll often see players drive to the basket and get fouled. When this happens in the second half of a game, I frequently hear the ...
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Rebounding your own miss when the ball only hits the backboard [duplicate]

is it legal to dribble the ball after rebounding your own miss when the ball only hit the backboard?
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What does the “bonus” tag over the score in NBA games means? [duplicate]

Sometimes, while watching a NBA game, I see a "bonus" tag text over the telecast scoreboard. What does it means? Which rule or set of rules influence this?
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Is it legal to dribble the ball above your shoulder? [duplicate]

I am having confusion in whether you can dribble the ball above your shoulder or not.
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Free throw rules

Scenario: High School Girls basketball game. Foul happens, 10th foul for the team that fouled. Double bonus for other team. First shot is missed. Shooting team rebounds shoots and makes the basket. ...
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Has there ever been an NBA team with alternating starting units?

For instance, play group A, then play group B for second game in a back to back.
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Why don't basketballers take more long shots?

Lately, I ran into a discussion about how basketballers barely take long shots and are often looking to break through for dunking. I'm from the Netherlands, and there is this sport called "korfball" ...
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Free throw substitutions

What is the reasoning behind the rule that during multiple free throws for personal fouls, a substitute may enter the game only before the final attempt?
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Is the ball out of bounds when hitting the referee?

In basketball, if the ball goes through the hands of a player and hits the referee (who is out of bounds) and comes back in the court, is it a live ball, or out on last player to touch the ball?
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What if the 3-pt line was not introduced?

How would the succeeding players following the implementation of the 3 pt. line be successful if that area didn't exist?
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The New York Knicks Bobblehead in 1920

One of the first bobbleheads was supposedly made in 1920 by the New York Knicks. However, the New York Knicks came into existence in 1946. This obviously presents a discrepancy. Can someone please ...
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Have 2 NCAA basketball teams ever played each other 5 times in a season?

Two NCAA basketball teams from the same conference could play each other 5 times in one season. This would happen if: They played each other in an early season tournament. (You can see this year's ...
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College basketball player, declares for the NBA draft, does not get a contract

If a player is going to school on basketball scholarship and declares the NBA draft and does not get a contract can he still use the scholarship to finish school?
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Can you make a free throw off the backboard?

I understand there would be no advantage to do so but was just wondering if it's allowed. Also has it ever happened?
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When can you lift your pivot foot and go for a shot?

I was called for a travel in just a pick up game a couple months ago. I was also reading on Wikipedia information about the travel rule about the situation and it seems that there are conflicting ...
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Can you hop on 1 leg twice when you have gathered the ball in basketball?

If you have the ball gathered on 1 foot, i know you can jump and land on both feet at the same time and that is a valid play.(Jump Stop) What happens if you gather the ball on 1 foot, then jump off ...
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What offense fits 1 star youth basketball team?

I coach 7th & 8th grade basketball. My focus is always on playing the right way and building fundamentals. That being said I still like to put my players in position to win. I have 1 Star ...