Monday, October 18, 2010


Basketball is one of the most popular and widely viewed sports in the world. It is a team sport which consists of two teams with five players each. The objective of the game is for each team to score points by throwing or "shooting" a ball through a basketball hoop while following a set of rules.

The team with more points at the end of the game wins. Additional time (overtime) may be issued when the game ends with a tie. The ball can be advanced on the court by bouncing it while walking or running (dribbling) or passing it to a teammate. A violation will occur when a player (travels) walks with the ball, carries it, or double dribbles (to hold the ball and then resume dribbling).

Basketball has many techniques for shooting, passing, and dribbling. There are even specialized player positions, offensive and defensive structures (player positioning), and techniques.

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