Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the entire world and the most popular sport in United States – even its popularity surpasses online games like angry bird and candy crush. The game of basketball was invented by James A. Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts, in order to promote physical activity among his students in winters. The sport combines physical strength, mental strength and coordination.
Although there are more than 100 Million basketball players across the globe, the game of basketball is skill flexible enough to let every player have their own individual playing style. Basketball players and basketball fans both are in popular crowds and this game is these days played by the greatest athletes and brings spectacular joy and thrill to the fans. One can watch basketball games on CBS Sports.
One can also watch games and view live basketball scores by downloading best sports scores app from the play store or the apple store. One can even easily find free basketball app on the internet. Although there are many rules of the game but all comes down to just one idea which is to throw the ball into the hoop. A few basics of the basketball game are listed below:
In this technique of basketball, the majority of the ball handling is done by the point guard and all the players keep on moving forward alongside while the ball handler dribbles the ball very competently. One can use one hand at a time to dribble the ball and one should not stare at the ball while dribbling because one has to see the other players and the court not look at the ball. With enough practise it becomes very easy like when one is walking he doesn’t look at his legs he looks forward.
Since the main thing about the game is putting ball through the hoop, shooting is a skill which can be learned, and more the one practises, the percentages of ball getting in the hoop increases. One has to get the proper lift, release ball properly, put proper back spin and exactly right amount of power in the shot.
When one has finished shooting then the time comes for him to defend when opponents shoot. The basic idea in defence strategy is to stay in front of the opponent and ball, one can use his arms to shield larger area and do everything in his power to avoid committing a foul and touching opponent. Playing defence is all about anticipating the movement of the opponent.
This strategy of the basketball game involves finding an open man when one has the basketball and cannot move further due to defence of opponent team. Passing needs to be very fast and very accurate otherwise one’s team can lose the opportunity of scoring a basket. One should not hold on to the ball for very long or dribble for a longer period of time. The faster one can pass to a teammate who is not surrounded by the defence players, the more is the chance of scoring the basket.