Basketball: The Different Types Of Basketball

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Basketball is one of the most popular sports. There are 2 different types of positions you can play in basketball, also known as offense and defense. Offense is the team with the ball trying to score the points. Defense is where a player is trying to steal the ball, deflect passes and try to rebound. There are to be only 5 people on the court at a time. A player has to check in with the score table so they know who’s going in. When a player is in the game they can get many different types of fouls on offense and defense. Stephen Curry is a famous basketball player. Curry was born in Akron Ohio. Curry graduated from Davidson College. People always told him that he was too short to go to the next level because he was to short. He didn’t…show more content…
Offense is the team that has the ball and they have different position while playing offense. The coach puts a player where they are the best at and the coach also decides which plays are best for their team. The point guard is normally best ball handler on the team and is pretty good from the free throw range. The shooting guard’s job is to score points for their team. Small forward mostly shorter, quicker, and leaner than power forwards, typically taller and larger than guard positions. Power forwards are players who are low post and have typically good rebounding skill. Center is the tallest player on team and is often fairly…show more content…
Traveling, double dribble, three seconds, ten seconds, over and back, carrying, lane violation, out of bounds and kicking are some of the big violations a player can get in basketball. Traveling is where a player can't move their pivot foot or lift their foot off the ground, and if do it’s called travel. When a player gets the ball they have to dribble the ball or look for a teammate. When an offensive player stops dribbling, one foot becomes the players pivot foot. A player can't move pivot foot or lift it off ground, and if they do it’s called travel. Double dribbling is if an offensive player starts dribbling again once they have already dribbled it’s called double dribble. A player can only dribble once, and if stop dribbling pass ball to player or shoot ball. Three seconds is when the offensive player is not allowed stand in free throw lane or key no more than 3 seconds. Ten seconds is when the offensive player has 10 seconds to get past half court or if it takes longer it’s the other teams possession. Over and back is when offensive team gets ball, but they go into defenders half court when they have the ball. Carrying is almost the same as double dribbling. The player can’t put their palm of hands under ball and they can’t carry ball in one hand for long time or the ref will call them for traveling. Lane violation is when the offensive players is shooting a free throw. A free throw is when a player on the defensive teams fouls a
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