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Basketball: Slam Dunk!

Basketball: SLAM DUNK!

Basketball is a game in which 2 teams of 5 players play on a rectangular court. The point of the game is to shoot and make the basketball through the hoop. There is also a defensive part of basketball when you try to prevent the other team from scoring. If you make a basket inside the 3 point line, this is worth 2 points, and from outside that line, it is 3 points.

The NBA or National Basketball Association is the league that professional basketball players play in, but the NCAA or National College Athletic Association is the league college plays in.

There are 2 main violations or fouls in basketball. The first is a “personal foul.” When this occurs,  a foul shot is given to the other team. The second is a “technical foul” which is when the other team gets a free throw and possession of the ball.

There are some techniques that you need to play basketball. They are shooting, passing, dribbling, and rebounding. Basketball has special player positions as well. Typically the tallest person will play center, and the players who possess the ball the best and have speed usually play point guard. Basketball is a sport for which you need skills, speed and the willingness to SLAM DUNK!!!
Justin S