What is basketball?

  • (noun): A game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the basketball through an elevated horizontal hoop.
    Synonyms: basketball game, hoops
    See also — Additional definitions below

Basketball

Basketball is a team sport, the objective being to shoot a ball through a basket horizontally positioned to score points while following a set of rules. Usually, two teams of five players play on a marked rectangular court with a basket at each width end. Basketball is one of the world's most popular and widely viewed sports.

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Fantasy Basketball
... Fantasy basketball was inspired by fantasy baseball ... to as General Managers, who draft actual NBA players and compute their basketball statistics ...
1932 In Sports - Basketball
... Events The South American Basketball Championship 1932 in Santiago, Chile, is won by Uruguay ...
Gallup, New Mexico - Sports
... Gallup welcomed professional basketball to the city in 2004 when the Gallup Talons of the American Basketball Association (ABA) began playing home games in the Gallup Convention Arena ... It was rumored that they may join the National Basketball Development League or NBDL whose closest opponent is the Albuquerque Thunderbirds ...
Serbs - Culture - Sport
... The most popular sports among Serbs are football, basketball, volleyball, handball, water polo and tennis ... Serbia is one of the traditional powerhouses of world basketball, winning various FIBA World Championships, multiple EuroBaskets and Olympic medals (albeit as FR Yugoslavia) ... Serbia's national basketball team is the successor to the successful Yugoslavia national basketball team ...
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference - Notable Sports Figures - Basketball
... Canisius Joe Arlauckas, former NBA player (Niagara) John Beilein, collegiate men's basketball head coach (Canisius) Matt Brady, current James Madison men's ... Joe DeSantis, former men's college basketball coach 1979 NCAA All-American (Fairfield) Chris D'Orso, current Orlando Magic executive (Fairfield) Kathy Fedorjaka, current Bucknell women ... former NBA player (Fairfield) Bobby Joe Hatton - former professional basketball player member of the Puerto Rico national basketball team at the 2004 Olympic Games (Marist) Jared Jordan ...

More definitions of "basketball":

  • (noun): An inflated ball used in playing basketball.

Famous quotes containing the word basketball:

    Perhaps basketball and poetry have just a few things in common, but the most important is the possibility of transcendence. The opposite is labor. In writing, every writer knows when he or she is laboring to achieve an effect. You want to get from here to there, but find yourself willing it, forcing it. The equivalent in basketball is aiming your shot, a kind of strained and usually ineffective purposefulness. What you want is to be in some kind of flow, each next moment a discovery.
    Stephen Dunn (b. 1939)