Passing in basketball
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Carlos Arroyo shown here with the Utah Jazz, left, passes to a teammate. A pass is a method of moving the ball between players. Most passes are accompanied by a step forward to increase power and are followed through with … Read More

Shooting in basketball
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Player releases a short jump shot, while her defender is either knocked down, or trying to “take a charge.” Shooting is the act of attempting to score points throwing the ball through the basket. While methods can vary with players … Read More

Positions and structures in basketball
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Basketball positions in the offensive zone Although the rules do not specify any positions whatsoever, they have evolved as part of basketball. During the first five decades of basketball’s evolution, two guards, two forwards, and one center were used. Since … Read More

Basketball rules and regulations
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Measurements and time limits discussed in this section often vary among tournaments and organizations; international and NBA rules are used in this section. The object of the game is to outscore one’s opponents by throwing the ball through the opponents’ … Read More

History of basketball
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Early basketball The first basketball court: Springfield College. Basketball is unique in that it was invented by one person, rather than evolving from a different sport. In early December 1891, Dr. James Naismith, a Canadian-born physician of McGill University and … Read More