January 22, 2011

Basketball Overview

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players try to score points by throwing or shooting a ball through the top of a basketball hoop while following a set of rules and regulations that govern the play, officiating, equipment and procedures of basketball. In basketball has a three-point shot and a two-point shot. Three-point shot when a player is outside the three-point line, and two-point shot if the player is touching or closer to the hoop than the three-point line.

Several violations in a basketball one of which is called fouls (personal foul and technical foul) and germinated many commonly used techniques of shooting, passing, and dribbling. Typically, the tallest members of a team will play center, small-forward or power forward positions. While shorter players who possess the best ball handling skills and speed play (point guard or shooting guard). The team with more points at the end of the game wins or will be declared as a winner on that particular game.

Here in the Philippines we have the Philippine Basketball Association or the PBA for short term. The Philippine Basketball Association's first game was played on April 9, 1975 at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon city, Philippines. And it is composed of 10 company-branded franchised teams (San Miguel, Alaska, Purefoods, Burger King, Talk n' Text, Brgy. Ginebra and others). PBA is considered as the first and the oldest professional basketball league in Asia.


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