Basketball

Posted: May 9, 2008 in Livia's Stuff, Sport
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Basketball is my favourite sport, it is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m) high hoop (the goal) under organized rules. I see Basketball as one of the most popular and widely viewed sports in the world.

Points are scored by shooting the ball through the basket from above; the team with more points at the end of the game wins. The ball can be advanced on the court by bouncing it (dribbling) or passing it between teammates. Disruptive physical contact (fouls) is not permitted and there are restrictions on how the ball can be handled (violations).

Basketball has developed to involve common techniques of shooting, passing and dribbling, as well as players’ positions, and offensive and defensive structures. While competitive basketball is carefully regulated, numerous variations of basketball have developed for casual play. In some countries, basketball is also a popular spectator sport.

While competitive basketball is primarily an indoor sport, played on a basketball court, less regulated variations have become exceedingly popular as an outdoor sport among both inner city and rural groups.

Short History of Basketball: Basketball was invented in America in 1891 when Dr James Naismith decided he needed to create a game which teams could play that would be fun and get people fit.

Comments
  1. Jason Roatan says:

    It’s my favorite sport too!

  2. Admin says:

    Basketball is… life…pure infatuation…😛

  3. Hoop Talk says:

    Yes….basketball is a beautiful sport.

    It can be a beautiful thing or an art when all players on the same team are in sync and working together to score and win.

    If, playing 3 on 3 or running a full…..and everyone is playing together….hey….it’s great….and it looks great!!

  4. I love basketball! I think your blog is cool! will u comment on mine? check it out! i would really appreciate it!

  5. timh1986 says:

    hey great info about basketball. I love basketball so its good to see some blogs on the subject. Another great one ive seen isVertical Training

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  7. Anonymous says:

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  8. John says:

    Basketball is also my favourite sport.

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