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There is some equipment needed to play a basketball game. The basketball equipment can be broke down into three more categories court equipment, officials equipment and players equipment. To make it more clear, here is a list of all the equipment used in basketball.
The game of basketball is not officiated only by referees, there is a whole group of officials to manage a game and to keep things on track. The group includes referee, umpires, scorer, timekeeper and shot clock operator.
Though each official has his own responsibilities but their collective motive is to run a game smoothly, to ensure the enforcement of rules and to maintain the order of the game. Below is an overview of the responsibilities of each official.
Violations are infractions of the rules of the game. They are mostly committed by the offense and often results in the loss of the ball possession. Here is list of common basketball violations for a better understanding.
Like any other sport, basketball is also expected to play in a fair and competitive manner. There is no room for such activities which damage the spirit of the game in any way. These harmful acts or activities are generally known as fouls and you can find many types of fouls in basketball.
Personal fouls involve illegal physical contacts. Both defensive and offensive players can commit personal fouls but generally it’s the defensive player who commits most of the personal fouls. Below is a list of those personal fouls (or types of personal fouls) which we see too often in a basketball game.
Foot Locker Three- point shootout (also called Three-point shootout) is an annual contest where three points shooting skills of the players are testified. In this contest, top three point shooters compete against each other so that the best one can be figured out. This contest is a part of NBA All-Star Weekend and takes place on Saturday before the All-Star Game.
The dunk is the most stylish way of getting the ball into the basket and scoring points. It is still unclear who exactly developed the dunking but one thing is sure that Julius Arving made it prominent and popular as it was a distinctive feature of his playing style. He himself introduced different ways of dunking and in later years, more players added more variations in it.
Basketball was officially included in Olympics during the 1936, Berlin games. Before that, it was featured once as a demonstration or exhibition sport. 23 basketball teams participated in the Berlin Olympics. USA basketball team dominated that competition with its unbeaten flawless record and claimed the title without losing a single game.
Finalists Roster for 2012 Olympics men’s basketball team had been announced by the governing body, USA basketball earlier this year. The roster featured 20 best players across the United States. Most of them were the part of the teams that won the 2008 Olympics and 2010 FIBA World Championship. Because of the injury issues, two more players have been added in the list
Wait is about to over as 2012 London Olympics Men’s basketball tournament is going to start next month where 12 teams will participate and compete against each other to achieve the ultimate glory, the gold medal. USA team is defending champion, but how well they are prepared for the London Olympics, is the big question. Are they good enough to win the title again, back to back?