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The ABA–NBA merger was the merger of the American Basketball Association (ABA) with the National Basketball Association (NBA), which after multiple attempts over several years occurred in 1976.
Adolph Frederick Rupp (September 2, 1901 – December 10, 1977) was an American college basketball coach.
African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.
In basketball, an air ball is an unblocked shot which misses the basket, the rim, and the backboard entirely.
Alabama State University (ASU), founded in 1867, is a public historically black university located in Montgomery, Alabama, United States.
The All-American Red Heads were one of the first professional women's basketball teams.
Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975), nicknamed "The Answer", is an American former professional basketball player.
The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is an amateur sports organization based in the United States.
Amer Sports Oyj (formerly Amer-Yhtymä Oyj) is a Finnish headquartered sporting goods company with brands including Salomon, Wilson Sporting Goods, Atomic Skis, Arc’teryx, Mavic, Suunto, ENVE Composites, Peak Performance and Precor.
The original American Basketball Association (ABA) was a men's professional basketball league, from 1967 to 1976.
The American Basketball League, often abbreviated to the ABL of 1996 was the first independent professional basketball league for women in the United States.
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.
The American Physical Education Association (APEA), previously known as American Association for the Advancement of Physical Education, is an American association, founded in 1885 to support gymnastics education.
Amos Alonzo Stagg (August 16, 1862 – March 17, 1965) was an American athlete and college coach in multiple sports, primarily American football.
Andrew Michael Bogut (born 28 November 1984) is an Australian professional basketball player for the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League (NBL).
Andrew Barry Casson Gaze, AM (born 24 July 1965) is an Australian former professional basketball player and current head coach of the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League (NBL).
The Argentina national basketball team, officially nicknamed El Alma Argentina (Spanish: The Argentine Soul), is controlled by the Argentine Basketball Federation.
Arvydas Romas Sabonis (born December 19, 1964) is a Lithuanian retired professional basketball player and businessman.
Asian Americans are Americans of Asian descent.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.
Athens (Αθήνα, Athína; Ἀθῆναι, Athênai) is the capital and largest city of Greece.
The Australian women's national basketball team is nicknamed the Opals, after the brightly coloured gemstone common to the country.
Raimondas Šarūnas Marčiulionis (born June 13, 1964) is a Lithuanian retired professional basketball player.
Mildred Ella "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias (June 26, 1911 – September 27, 1956) was an American athlete who achieved a great deal of success in golf, basketball, baseball and track and field.
A backboard is a piece of basketball equipment.
A football, soccer ball, or association football ball is the ball used in the sport of association football.
Ball games (or ballgames), also ball sports, are any form of game or sport which feature a ball as part of play.
In athletics terminology, barnstorming refers to sports teams or individual athletes that travel to various locations, usually small towns, to stage exhibition matches.
A basketball (basketball ball) is a spherical ball used in basketball games.
The Basketball Association of America (BAA) was a professional basketball league in North America, founded in 1946.
Basketball contests at the 1972 Summer Olympics took place at Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle in Munich, Germany from August 27 to September 9.
Basketball contests at the 2008 Olympic Games were held from August 9, 2008 to August 24, 2008.
Basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics was held from 28 July to 12 August 2012.
Basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was held from 6 to 21 August 2016.
Basketball at the Summer Olympics has been a sport for men consistently since 1936.
In basketball, the basketball court is the playing surface, consisting of a rectangular floor with baskets at either end.
Basketball in Africa is run by the FIBA Africa.
Of those Americans citing their favorite sport, basketball is ranked second (counting amateur levels) behind American football.
Basketball moves are generally individual actions used by players in basketball to pass by defenders to gain access to the basket or to get a clean pass to a teammate to score a two pointer or three pointer.
The Basketball National League is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in South Africa.
The five basketball positions normally employed by organized basketball teams are the point guard (PG), the shooting guard (SG), the small forward (SF), the power forward (PF), and the center (C).
Statistics in basketball are kept to evaluate a player's or a team's performance.
Beach Basketball is a modified version of basketball, played on beaches.
BIG3 is a 3-on-3 basketball league, featuring mostly retired National Basketball Association (NBA) players.
William Felton Russell (born February 12, 1934) is an American retired professional basketball player.
Bisexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction, or sexual behavior toward both males and females, or romantic or sexual attraction to people of any sex or gender identity; this latter aspect is sometimes alternatively termed pansexuality. The term bisexuality is mainly used in the context of human attraction to denote romantic or sexual feelings toward both men and women, and the concept is one of the three main classifications of sexual orientation along with heterosexuality and homosexuality, all of which exist on the heterosexual–homosexual continuum.
Robert Joseph Cousy (born August 9, 1928) is an American retired professional basketball player.
The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Brazil women's national basketball team won the 1994 FIBA World Championship for Women in Australia.
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954), was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional.
Bryn Mawr College (Welsh) is a women's liberal arts college in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
The California Golden Bears women's basketball team is the women's college basketball team of the University of California, Berkeley.
Canadians (Canadiens / Canadiennes) are people identified with the country of Canada.
Candace Nicole Parker (born April 19, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).
Carrying, also colloquially referred to as palming, is a violation in the game of basketball.
The Catholic University of America (CUA) is a private, non-profit Catholic university located in Washington, D.C., in the United States.
The CCNY point shaving scandal of 1950–51 was a college basketball point shaving gambling scandal that involved seven schools in all, with four in Greater New York and three in the Midwest.
The center (C), also known as the five, or the big man, is one of the five positions in a regular basketball game.
Charles Wade Barkley (born February 20, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on Inside the NBA.
The Chicago Tribune is a daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, owned by Tronc, Inc., formerly Tribune Publishing.
Christopher John Anstey (born 1 January 1975) is an Australian former professional basketball player.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
The circulatory system, also called the cardiovascular system or the vascular system, is an organ system that permits blood to circulate and transport nutrients (such as amino acids and electrolytes), oxygen, carbon dioxide, hormones, and blood cells to and from the cells in the body to provide nourishment and help in fighting diseases, stabilize temperature and pH, and maintain homeostasis.
Clara Gregory Baer (August 27, 1863 – January 19, 1938) was an American physical education instructor and women's sports pioneer.
College basketball today is governed by collegiate athletic bodies including the United States' National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).
College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities.
Columbia University (Columbia; officially Columbia University in the City of New York), established in 1754, is a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City.
The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) was a professional men's basketball minor league in the United States.
Cornell University is a private and statutory Ivy League research university located in Ithaca, New York.
Czechoslovakia, or Czecho-Slovakia (Czech and Československo, Česko-Slovensko), was a sovereign state in Central Europe that existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until its peaceful dissolution into the:Czech Republic and:Slovakia on 1 January 1993.
Dartmouth College is a private Ivy League research university in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States.
David Joel Stern (born September 22, 1942) is the former commissioner of the National Basketball Association.
Deaf basketball is basketball played by deaf people.
Detlef Schrempf (born 21 January 1963) is a German-American retired professional basketball player.
Diana Lorena Taurasi (born June 11, 1982) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and UMMC Ekaterinburg of Russia.
Dirk Werner Nowitzki (born June 19, 1978) is a German professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
A disability is an impairment that may be cognitive, developmental, intellectual, mental, physical, sensory, or some combination of these.
Disabled sports, also adaptive sports or parasports, are sports played by persons with a disability, including physical and intellectual disabilities.
Donkey basketball is a variation on the standard game of basketball, played on a standard basketball court, but in which the players ride donkeys.
In basketball, an illegal dribble (colloquially called a double dribble), occurs when a player ends his/her dribble by catching or causing the ball to come to rest in one or both hands and then dribbles it again with one hand or when a player touches it twice before the ball hits the ground.
A dowel is a cylindrical rod, usually made from wood, plastic, or metal.
Dražen Petrović (October 22, 1964 – June 7, 1993) was a Croatian professional basketball player.
Duck on a rock is a medieval children’s game.
Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985), usabasketball.com, accessed February 24, 2008.
East Asia is the eastern subregion of the Asian continent, which can be defined in either geographical or ethno-cultural "The East Asian cultural sphere evolves when Japan, Korea, and what is today Vietnam all share adapted elements of Chinese civilization of this period (that of the Tang dynasty), in particular Buddhism, Confucian social and political values, and literary Chinese and its writing system." terms.
Edmonton (Cree: Amiskwaciy Waskahikan; Blackfoot: Omahkoyis) is the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta.
The Edmonton Grads were a Canadian women's basketball team.
In sports, an ejection (also known as dismissal, sending-off, or disqualification) is the removal of a participant from a contest due to a violation of the sport's rules.
The Encyclopædia Britannica (Latin for "British Encyclopaedia"), published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., is a general knowledge English-language encyclopaedia.
ESPN (originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite sports television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture owned by The Walt Disney Company (80%) and Hearst Communications (20%).
An ethnic group, or an ethnicity, is a category of people who identify with each other based on similarities such as common ancestry, language, history, society, culture or nation.
The Indigenous peoples of Europe are the focus of European ethnology, the field of anthropology related to the various indigenous groups that reside in the nations of Europe.
EuroBasket, also commonly referred to as the European Basketball Championship, is the main international basketball competition that is contested biannually, by the senior men's national teams that are governed by FIBA Europe, which is the European zone within the International Basketball Federation.
The EuroGames are an LGBT sporting event in Europe, hosted by license of the European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation and organised by one or more of the federation's member clubs.
The EuroLeague, also known as the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague for name sponsorship reasons, is the European-wide top-tier level professional basketball club competition that is organized by Euroleague Basketball, since 2000, for eligible European basketball clubs.
The EuroLeague Women (officially FIBA EuroLeague Women) is the highest professional basketball league in Europe for women's clubs.
The International Basketball Federation, more commonly known as FIBA, FIBA World, or FIBA International, from its French name Fédération internationale de basket-ball, is an association of national organizations which governs international competition in basketball.
The FIBA 3x3 World Cup is the largest tournament for 3x3 basketball organized by FIBA to help make basketball a more versatile sport.
The FIBA Americas League (Portuguese: FIBA Liga das Américas, Spanish: FIBA Liga de las Américas), officially abbreviated as the LDA, is the first-tier level continental basketball club competition played annually by clubs of the Americas.
The FIBA AmeriCup (previously known as the FIBA Americas Championship) is the name commonly used to refer to the American Basketball Championship that takes place every two years between national teams of the Western Hemisphere continents.
The FIBA Basketball World Cup, also known as the FIBA World Cup of Basketball or simply the FIBA World Cup, between 1950 and 2010 known as the FIBA World Championship, is an international basketball competition contested by the men's national teams of the members of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the sport's global governing body.
The FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup (also called the Basketball World Championship for Women or the FIBA Women's World Cup) is a world basketball tournament for women's national teams held quadrennially.
In basketball, a field goal is a basket scored on any shot or tap other than a free throw, worth two or three points depending on the distance of the attempt from the basket.
The finger roll is a specialized type of basketball layup shot where the ball is rolled off the tips of the player's fingers.
Football in Australia refers to football codes played in the country including Australian rules football, rugby league, rugby union, association football, American football and Gaelic football.
A four-point field goal (also called a four-pointer) is a field goal in a basketball game made from a part of the court designated for a four-point shot, the designated area is typically farther from the basket than the three-point arc.
The Franklin Wonder Five was a 1920 basketball team from Indiana's "Hoosier Hysteria" era.
In basketball, free throws or foul shots are unopposed attempts to score points by shooting from behind the free throw line (informally known as the foul line or the charity stripe), a line situated at the end of the restricted area.
The Gatorade Company, Inc. is an American manufacturer of sports-themed beverage and food products, built around its signature line of sports drinks.
The Gay Games is a worldwide sport and cultural event that promotes sexual diversity, featuring lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) athletes and artists.
Geneva College is a Christian liberal arts college in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.
George Mason University (GMU, Mason, or George Mason) is a public research university in Fairfax County, Virginia.
George Lawrence Mikan Jr. (June 18, 1924 – June 1, 2005), nicknamed Mr.
Georgetown University is a private research university in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States.
Gheorghe Dumitru Mureșan (born February 14, 1971), also known as "Ghiță", is a Romanian retired professional basketball player.
Basketball, like any other major sport, has its own unique words and phrases used by sports journalists, players, and fans.
In basketball, goaltending is the violation of interfering with the ball while it is on its way to the basket and it is (a) in a downward flight, (b) entirely above the rim and has the possibility of entering the basket, and (c) not touching the rim.
The Golden Cyclones were a 1930s group of women athletes who played Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) softball, basketball and track-and-field.
A gymnasium, also known as a gym, is a covered location for gymnastics, athletics, and gymnastic services.
Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (born January 21, 1963), formerly known as Akeem Olajuwon, is a Nigerian-American former professional basketball player.
Hamline University is a private liberal arts college in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Hampton University (HU) is a private historically black university in Hampton, Virginia.
The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team.
The high-top is a shoe that extends significantly over the wearer's ankle.
The term Hispanic (hispano or hispánico) broadly refers to the people, nations, and cultures that have a historical link to Spain.
Hoosier Hysteria is the state of excitement surrounding basketball in Indiana, or more specifically the Indiana high school basketball tournament.
Hoosiers is a 1986 sports film written by Angelo Pizzo and directed by David Anspaugh in his feature directorial debut.
Horseball is a game played on horseback where a ball is handled and points are scored by shooting it through a hoop with a diameter of 1m.
The "hot hand" (also known as the "hot hand phenomenon" or "hot hand fallacy") is the purported phenomenon that a person who experiences a successful outcome with a random event has a greater probability of success in further attempts.
Hotshot is a basketball shooting game.
The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas.
Illinois is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States.
Indiana is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America.
The Indiana Pacers are an American professional basketball team based in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) is the international governing body for the sport of wheelchair basketball.
The Fédération Sportive Féminine Internationale (FSFI) – or, in English, the International Women's Sports Federation – was founded in October 1921 by Alice Milliat because of the unwillingness of existing sports organisations, such as the International Olympic Committee and the International Amateur Athletics Federation, to let women compete in sports, particularly at an international level.
Isiah Lord Thomas III (born April 30, 1961) is an American retired basketball player who played professionally for the Detroit Pistons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The Italian national basketball team (Nazionale di pallacanestro dell'Italia) is administered by the Federazione Italiana Pallacanestro (Italian Basketball Federation).
James Naismith (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was an American physical educator, physician, chaplain, sports coach and innovator.
Jason Paul Collins (born December 2, 1978) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Jerry Alan West (born May 28, 1938) is an American retired basketball player who played professionally for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
A jersey is an item of knitted clothing, traditionally in wool or cotton, with sleeves, worn as a pullover, as it does not open at the front, unlike a cardigan.
John Houston Stockton II (born March 26, 1962) is an American retired professional basketball player.
Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is an American retired basketball player who helped popularize a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and playing above the rim.
A jump ball is a method used to begin or resume play in basketball.
In basketball (and derivatives like netball), a regular jump shot or jumper is an attempt to score a basket by jumping, usually straight up, and in mid-jump, propelling the ball in an arc into the basket.
The Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball program is the intercollegiate men's basketball program of the University of Kansas.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.; April 16, 1947) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball player.
Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States.
The Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team is an American college basketball team that represents the University of Kentucky.
Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Kevin Wesley Love (born September 7, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The key, officially referred to as the free throw lane by the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the restricted area by the international governing body FIBA, and colloquially as the lane or the paint, is a marked area on a basketball court surrounding the basket.
Kingston is a city in eastern Ontario, Canada.
Kobe Bean Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American former professional basketball player.
Korfball (Korfbal) is a ball sport, with similarities to netball and basketball.
Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is an American professional basketball executive, former coach and former player, most recently serving as president of the Indiana Pacers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
A layup in basketball is a two-point shot attempt made by leaping from below, laying the ball up near the basket, and using one hand to bounce it off the backboard and into the basket.
LeBron Raymone James Sr. (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent.
Lisa Deshaun Leslie (born July 7, 1972) is a former American professional basketball player who played in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).
The Lithuania men's national basketball team (Lithuanian: Lietuvos nacionalinė vyrų krepšinio rinktinė) participates in FIBA's competitions.
Loyola University Chicago (often referred to as Loyola or LUC) is a private Catholic research university in Chicago, Illinois.
Lucien James Longley (born 19 January 1969) is an Australian professional basketball coach and former player.
Macau, officially the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the western side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.
Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. (born August 14, 1959) is an American retired professional basketball player and current president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Man-to-man defense is a type of defensive tactic used in team sports such as American football, association football, basketball, and netball, in which each player is assigned to defend and follow the movements of a single player on offense.
Manute Bol (c. October 16, 1962 – June 19, 2010) was a Sudanese-born American basketball player and political activist.
Acer is a genus of trees or shrubs commonly known as maple.
Małgorzata Dydek (28 April 1974 – 27 May 2011), known as Margo Dydek in the United States, was a Polish professional basketball player.
Massachusetts, officially known as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
In organized sports, match fixing occurs as a match is played to a completely or partially pre-determined result, violating the rules of the game and often the law.
McGill University is a public research university in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials, MJ, is an American former professional basketball player.
--> Midnight basketball was a 1990s initiative to curb inner-city crime in the United States by keeping urban youth off the streets and engaging them with alternatives to drugs and crime.
Michael William Krzyzewski (nicknamed "Coach K"; born February 13, 1947) is an American college basketball coach and former player.
Montreal (officially Montréal) is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada.
Mount Holyoke, a traprock mountain, elevation, is the western-most peak of the Holyoke Range and part of the 100-mile (160 km) Metacomet Ridge.
Tyrone Curtis "Muggsy" Bogues (born January 9, 1965) is an American retired basketball player.
Munich (München; Minga) is the capital and the most populated city in the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Men's Basketball National Championship has been held annually since 1937 (with the exception of 1944).
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Women's Basketball National Championship has been held annually since 1981.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an American history museum and hall of fame, located at 1000 Hall of Fame Avenue in Springfield, Massachusetts.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is an athletic association that organizes college and university-level athletic programs, primarily across the United States but also outside the US.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America; composed of 30 teams (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada).
The National Basketball League (NBL) is the pre-eminent professional men's basketball league in Australia and New Zealand.
The National Basketball League (NBL) was a professional men's basketball league in the United States established in 1937.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a non-profit organization which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions and conferences.
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is the body that writes the rules of competition for most high school sports and activities in the United States.
The National Invitation Tournament (NIT) is a men's college basketball tournament operated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indians, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States.
The NBA Draft Combine is a multi-day showcase that takes place every May before the annual June NBA draft.
The NBA G League is the National Basketball Association's official minor league basketball organization.
The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, also informally known and branded as NCAA March Madness, is a single-elimination tournament played each spring in the United States, currently featuring 68 college basketball teams from the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), to determine the national championship.
The NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament is an annual college basketball tournament for women.
Netball is a ball sport played by two teams of seven players.
New England is a geographical region comprising six states of the northeastern United States: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
The New York Knickerbockers, commonly referred to as the Knicks, are an American professional basketball team based in the borough of Manhattan, in New York City.
The New York Renaissance, also known as the Renaissance Big Five and as the Rens, was an all-black professional basketball team established February 13, 1923, by Robert "Bob" Douglas in agreement with the Renaissance Casino and Ballroom.
The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), also known as the North Central Association, was a membership organization, consisting of colleges, universities, and schools in 19 U.S. states engaged in educational accreditation.
Northeastern University (NU, formerly NEU) is a private research university in Boston, Massachusetts, established in 1898.
In basketball, an official (usually called a referee) enforces the rules and maintains order in the game.
Olympic sports are sports that are contested in the Summer Olympic Games and Winter Olympic Games.
The Original Celtics were a barnstorming professional American basketball team.
Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938), nicknamed "The Big O", is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks.
Pau Gasol Sáez (born July 6, 1980) is a Spanish professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The peach (Prunus persica) is a deciduous tree native to the region of Northwest China between the Tarim Basin and the north slopes of the Kunlun Mountains, where it was first domesticated and cultivated.
Peripheral vision is a part of vision that occurs only on the side gaze.
The term "person of color" (plural: people of color, persons of color; sometimes abbreviated POC) is used primarily in the United States to describe any person who is not white.
In basketball, a personal foul is a breach of the rules that concerns illegal personal contact with an opponent.
The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is a men's professional basketball league in the Philippines composed of twelve company-branded franchised teams.
Forrest Clare "Phog" Allen (November 18, 1885 – September 16, 1974) was an American basketball and baseball player, coach of American football, basketball, and baseball, college athletics administrator, and osteopathic physician.
The pick and roll (also called a ball screen or screen and roll) in basketball is an offensive play in which a player sets a screen (pick) for a teammate handling the ball and then moves towards the basket (rolls) to receive a pass.
Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, also known simply as the "PG", is the largest daily newspaper serving metropolitan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
A playground, playpark, or play area is a place specifically designed to enable children to play there.
The point guard (PG), also called the one or point, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game.
In organized sports, point shaving is a type of match fixing where the perpetrators try to prevent a team from covering a published point spread.
Polo is a team sport played on horseback.
The power forward (PF), also known as the four, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game.
The President of the United States (POTUS) is the head of state and head of government of the United States of America.
Prison Ball is a 2004 American documentary film directed by Jason Moriarty and written by Jeff Scheftel.
Professional sports, as opposed to amateur sports, are sports in which athletes receive payment for their performance.
The Puerto Rico national basketball team (Selección de Baloncesto de Puerto Rico) is governed by the Puerto Rican Basketball Federation (Federación de Baloncesto de Puerto Rico).
Queen's University at Kingston (commonly shortened to Queen's University or Queen's) is a public research university in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Quezon City (Lungsod Quezon,; Ciudad Quezón; also known as QC or Kyusi) is the most populous city in the Philippines.
A race is a grouping of humans based on shared physical or social qualities into categories generally viewed as distinct by society.
Rezball, short for "reservation ball," is the avidly followed Native American version of basketball, particularly a style of play specific to Native American teams of some areas.
Richard E. Lapchick is a human rights activist and writer.
Rik Smits, nicknamed The Dunking Dutchman (born August 23, 1966), is a retired Dutch professional basketball player who spent his entire professional career with the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association.
Rimini (Rémin; Ariminum) is a city of about 150,000 inhabitants in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy and capital city of the Province of Rimini.
Ringball is a traditional South African sport that stems from basketball and has been played since 1907.
Rugby football refers to the team sports rugby league and rugby union.
The rules of basketball are the rules and regulations that govern the play, officiating, equipment and procedures of basketball.
A school district is a special-purpose district that operates local public primary and secondary schools in various nations.
A screen is a blocking move by an offensive player, by standing beside or behind a defender, to free a teammate to shoot, receive a pass, or drive in to score.
Senda Berenson Abbott (March 19, 1868 – February 16, 1954) was a figure of women's basketball and the author of the first Basketball Guide for Women (1901–07).
Shane Douglas Heal (born 6 September 1970) is an Australian former professional basketball player, entrepreneur, and coach.
Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal (born March 6, 1972), nicknamed "Shaq", is an American retired professional basketball player currently serving as a sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA.
The shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,Shooting guards are 6'3"–6'7".
Short stature refers to a height of a human being which is below typical.
A shot clock is used in some sports to quicken the pace of the game.
Gursimran "Sim" Bhullar (born December 2, 1992) is a Canadian professional basketball player for Dacin Tigers of the Taiwanese Super Basketball League (SBL).
Six-on-six basketball or basquette is a largely archaic variant of basketball, usually played by women and girls.
A slam dunk, also simply dunk, is a type of basketball shot that is performed when a player jumps in the air, controls the ball(s) above the horizontal plane of the rim, and scores by putting the ball directly through the basket with one or both hands.
Slamball is a form of basketball played with four trampolines in front of each net and boards around the court edge.
The small forward (SF), also known as the three, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game.
The Smart Araneta Coliseum, known as The Big Dome, is an indoor multi-purpose sports arena that is part of the Araneta Center in the Cubao area of Quezon City, Philippines.
Smith College is a private, independent women's liberal arts college with coed graduate and certificate programs in Northampton, Massachusetts.
The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.
Spalding is an American sporting goods company founded by Albert Spalding in Chicago, Illinois in 1876.
Springfield College is a private, coeducational college located in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Springfield is a city in western New England, and the historical seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States.
Anthony Jerome "Spud" Webb (born July 13, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball point guard.
The Stanford Cardinal women's basketball team represents Stanford University, located in Stanford, California.
Stephen John Nash, (born 7 February 1974), is a Canadian former professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Streetball or street basketball is a variation of basketball typically played on outdoor courts, featuring significantly less formal structure and enforcement of the game's rules.
In team sports, substitution (or interchange) is replacing one player with another during a match.
A team sport includes any sport which involves two or more players working together towards a shared objective.
In basketball, a technical foul (also colloquially known as a "T" or a "Tech") is any infraction of the rules penalized as a foul which does not involve physical contact during the course of play between opposing players on the court, or is a foul by a non-player.
Television New Zealand (Te Reo Tātaki o Aotearoa), more commonly referred to as TVNZ, is a state-owned television network that is broadcast throughout New Zealand and parts of the Pacific region.
Tennessee State University (Tennessee State, Tenn State or TSU) is a public land-grant university located in Nashville, Tennessee, United States.
The Queen's Journal is the main student-run newspaper at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.
The Undefeated is a sports and pop culture website owned and operated by ESPN.
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was an American statesman and writer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909.
A three-point field goal (also 3-pointer or informally, trey) is a field goal in a basketball game made from beyond the three-point line, a designated arc surrounding the basket.
Toni Kukoč (born September 18, 1968) is a Croatian retired professional basketball player who is currently Special Advisor to Jerry Reinsdorf, the owner of the Chicago Bulls.
Paul D. "Tony" Hinkle (December 19, 1899 – September 22, 1992) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player, coach, and college athletic administrator.
William Anthony Parker Jr. (born 17 May 1982) is a French professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Toronto is the capital city of the province of Ontario and the largest city in Canada by population, with 2,731,571 residents in 2016.
The Toronto Huskies were a team in the Basketball Association of America (BAA), which was a forerunner of the National Basketball Association (NBA), during the 1946–47 season.
A trampoline is a device consisting of a piece of taut, strong fabric stretched between a steel frame using many coiled springs.
Transgender people have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from their assigned sex.
In basketball, traveling is a violation of the rules that occurs when a player holding the ball moves one or both of their feet illegally.
Tuskegee University is a private, historically black university (HBCU) located in Tuskegee, Alabama, United States.
Twenty-one, also called 33, Cali, 35, American, cutthroat, hustle, "tip-it", roughhouse, scutter, rough, reboundor scramble is a popular variation of street basketball.
U Sports (stylized as U SPORTS) is the national sport governing body of university sport in Canada, comprising the majority of degree-granting universities in the country.
Union of European Leagues of Basketball (ULEB; Union des Ligues Européennes de Basket-Ball) is a sports organization within basketball created for growth of professional basketball in Europe.
A unicycle is a vehicle that touches the ground with only one wheel.
The United States Naval Academy (also known as USNA, Annapolis, or simply Navy) is a four-year coeducational federal service academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
The USA Basketball Women's National Team, commonly known as the United States Women's National Basketball Team, is governed by USA Basketball and competes in FIBA Americas.
The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Cal, or California) is a public research university in Berkeley, California.
The University of Central Florida, or UCF, is an American public state university in Orlando, Florida.
The University of Chicago (UChicago, U of C, or Chicago) is a private, non-profit research university in Chicago, Illinois.
The University of Colorado Boulder (commonly referred to as CU or Colorado) is a public research university located in Boulder, Colorado, United States.
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (often referred to as the University of Minnesota, Minnesota, the U of M, UMN, or simply the U) is a public research university in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Variations of basketball are games or activities based on, or similar in origin, to the game of basketball, in which the player utilizes common basketball skills.
Varsity is an alteration and shortening of the term university.
Vassar College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college in the town of Poughkeepsie, New York, in the United States.
Vlade Divac (Владе Дивац,; born February 3, 1968) is a Serbian professional basketball executive and retired player, currently serving as the vice president of basketball operations and general manager of the Sacramento Kings.
is an American retired professional basketball player.
Water basketball is a water sport, which mixes the rules of basketball and water polo, played in a swimming pool.
Water polo is a competitive team sport played in the water between two teams.
Wellesley College is a private women's liberal arts college located west of Boston in the town of Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States.
A wheelchair, often abbreviated to just "chair", is a chair with wheels, used when walking is difficult or impossible due to illness, injury, or disability.
Wheelchair basketball is basketball played by people with varying physical disabilities that disqualify them from playing an able-bodied sport.
White Americans are Americans who are descendants from any of the white racial groups of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, or in census statistics, those who self-report as white based on having majority-white ancestry.
White people is a racial classification specifier, used mostly for people of European descent; depending on context, nationality, and point of view, the term has at times been expanded to encompass certain persons of North African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian descent, persons who are often considered non-white in other contexts.
Wilton Norman Chamberlain (August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was an American basketball player.
The Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) is a women's professional basketball league in the United States.
The Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) is the pre-eminent professional women's basketball league in Australia.
Professional athletes are distinguished from amateur athletes by virtue of being paid enough to earn a living.
Wood flooring is any product manufactured from timber that is designed for use as flooring, either structural or aesthetic.
The World Outgames are a sporting and cultural event hosted by the gay community.
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Yahoo! is a web services provider headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and wholly owned by Verizon Communications through Oath Inc..
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut.
Yao Ming (born September 12, 1980) is a Chinese retired professional basketball player who played for the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) and the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), often simply called the Y, is a worldwide organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, with more than 58 million beneficiaries from 125 national associations.
The former Young Men's Christian Association Building in Albany, New York, United States, is located on Pearl Street (New York State Route 32).
Zone defense is a type of defense, used in team sports, which is the alternative to man-to-man defense; instead of each player guarding a corresponding player on the other team, each defensive player is given an area (a zone) to cover.
The 1936 Summer Olympics (German: Olympische Sommerspiele 1936), officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in 1936 in Berlin, Nazi Germany.
The 1947–48 BAA season was the second season of the Basketball Association of America.
The 1979 NBL season was the inaugural season of the National Basketball League (NBL).
The 1992 Summer Olympic Games (Spanish: Juegos Olímpicos de Verano de 1992; Catalan: Jocs Olímpics d'estiu de 1992), officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event celebrated in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain in 1992.
The 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team, nicknamed the "Dream Team", was the first American Olympic team to feature active professional players from the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The 1998 NBL season was the 20th season of competition since its establishment in 1979.
The 1998–99 NBL season was the 21st season of competition since its establishment in 1979.
The 2002 NBA draft was held on June 26, 2002, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
The 2004 Summer Olympic Games (Θερινοί Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες 2004), officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad and commonly known as Athens 2004, was a premier international multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004 with the motto Welcome Home. 10,625 athletes competed, some 600 more than expected, accompanied by 5,501 team officials from 201 countries.
The 2nd Asian Indoor Games were held in Macau, China from 26 October 2007 to 3 November 2007.
The 2008 Olympics U.S. Men's Basketball Team represented the United States of America at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.
The 1st Asian Youth Games was held in Singapore from June 29, 2009 to July 7, 2009 in over 90 sporting events.
The 2010 FIBA World Championship, hosted by Turkey, was the international basketball competition contested by the men's national teams.
The 2010 Summer Youth Olympics (2010 கோடைக்கால இளையோர் ஒலிம்பிக் விளையாட்டுக்கள் Sukan Olimpik Belia Musim Panas 2010) were the first edition of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), an international multi-sport and cultural event for youths based on the tradition of the Olympic Games.
The 2012 FIBA 3x3 World Championships, hosted by Greece, was the first edition of the FIBA 3x3 World Championships, an international 3x3 basketball event that featured separate competitions for men's, women's and mixed national teams.
The 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup was the 17th edition of the FIBA Basketball World Cup, the tournament previously known as the FIBA World Championship.
The 2016 Summer Olympics (Jogos Olímpicos de Verão de 2016), officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad and commonly known as Rio 2016, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 5 to 21 August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with preliminary events in some sports beginning on 3 August.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.
3x3 (pronounced 3 on 3, 3 by 3 or 3x3) basketball is a form of the game played three a side on one hoop.
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