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How to get good at basketball?

How to get decent at basketball? [more inside]
posted by sandmanwv on Mar 23, 2008 - 12 answers

Predict the unpredictable NCAA Basketball Tournament

NCAA Basketball Tournament office pool. Do you have any strategies and tips to help me win mine? [more inside]
posted by clearly on Mar 19, 2008 - 8 answers

I'm open!!

Movie night: Help me pick the best basketball movies! [more inside]
posted by BE ADEQUITE on Mar 11, 2008 - 29 answers

I'd Wager that A Lot of Money Was Bet on March Madness

Sports Betting Filter: How can I determine approximately how much money was bet on the NCAA (men's basketball) tournament last year and where that ranks on the most gambled-upon sporting events of the year? [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31 on Feb 29, 2008 - 5 answers

Or was it just a dude with long hair?

Did I see a woman playing on a men's basketball team on TV last night (2/15/08) around 8:30 pm ET? I think it was college ball though I could be mistaken, and I think the team was New Orleans. [more inside]
posted by funkiwan on Feb 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Good basketball DVDs?

Best Instructional DVD for Basketball? [more inside]
posted by shotgunbooty on Jan 28, 2008 - 2 answers

Damn you Boston sports

Dallas expat spots in Boston: Where can I watch Dallas Mavericks games in the Boston area? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Jan 8, 2008 - 7 answers

Best way to watch regional sports out-of-region?

What is the best way to watch a regionally televised college basketball game if I'm not in the region? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Nov 13, 2007 - 7 answers

How many points does the average NBA player score per game?

How many points per game or per x minutes does the average NBA player score? [more inside]
posted by pablocham on Jul 11, 2007 - 11 answers

Preventing a basketball from going over my fence.

How can I prevent a basketball from going over my fence and into my neighbor's yard? [more inside]
posted by creative on Jun 29, 2007 - 10 answers

Why is the Bullets player in the back court of this picture wearing the wrong uniform?

NBAHistoryFilter: why is the Bullets player in the back court of this picture wearing the wrong uniform?
posted by Grundlebug on May 18, 2007 - 9 answers

What is the best style/brand knee-brace for ACL?

What is the best style/brand knee-brace for ACL? [more inside]
posted by drinkspiller on May 13, 2007 - 4 answers

Layup... all the way to the bank!

Why is it easier to bank in a layup than not? [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Apr 30, 2007 - 16 answers

London Balling!

Upcoming work assignment in London. I want to play some basketball while there... [more inside]
posted by Arch_Stanton on Apr 30, 2007 - 5 answers

Personal mention on ESPN in the last day or two. Did anybody see it?

I just heard that my extremely odd online NCAA basketball pool was mentioned on ESPN in the past day or two, except I don't know in what context or on what show. Anyone see it? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by mcstayinskool on Mar 16, 2007 - 5 answers

Where did the sports term chalk come from?

What is the origin of the term "chalk", as it refers to the higher seeded team in basketball, or the betting favorite? Is this related to Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk, KU ? [more inside]
posted by stovenator on Mar 16, 2007 - 6 answers

Are there any good scoring systems for running a NCAA bracket pool?

MarchMadnessFilter: Are there any good scoring systems for running a NCAA bracket pool? [more inside]
posted by zacharyseibert on Mar 14, 2007 - 10 answers

Slam Dump 4 Pointer?(sic)

How does someone that knows nothing about basketball teach it to 11-year-olds? [more inside]
posted by medium format on Mar 14, 2007 - 13 answers

My friend's friend saw so-in-so at a Melissa Etheridge concert...

Are there any openly lesbian women's basketball coaches in the NCAA?
posted by 10ch on Feb 17, 2007 - 12 answers

Is he really that tall?

How accurate are player's listed heights in college football and pro basketball? And are they measured with shoes on? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Jan 1, 2007 - 15 answers

Finding the best seat in the centre

How do I get the best seat for a single Clippers game at the Staples Centre? Help me get a good deal... [more inside]
posted by humuhumu on Dec 8, 2006 - 4 answers

Need a good offense for a youth basketball team

I am coaching my 11-year-old daughter's junior level, instructional league basketball team. I would like to implement two basic offenses - one for use against a man-to-man (girl-to-girl?) defense and one against a zone defense. Can anyone help me out with a simple, successful offensive play or set to use against each defense? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on Nov 22, 2006 - 9 answers


NBA: Who do I go see? So I don't follow the NBA much, but we're going to a Hornets game in OKC. Which game would be the best to go to? [more inside]
posted by striker on Nov 8, 2006 - 10 answers

WHere is this quote from?

QuoteFilter: Think I'm going to get me a scholarship! [more inside]
posted by killerinsideme on Oct 5, 2006 - 3 answers

Help me find some good (smart) books about sports and sport fans.

I want to read some good books about sports sociology. [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on Oct 4, 2006 - 12 answers

Straight or by two?

I just moved to Brooklyn (Carroll Gardens). Where are the best outdoor courts to play (full-court, not-with-children) pickup basketball?
posted by mookieproof on Jul 11, 2006 - 3 answers

won't SOMEBODY think of the basketball team?

"Ladies and Gentlemen, I am not selling money for no basketball team. I am just trying to stay off the streets and raise a little cash..." Who is behind this scam? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jul 1, 2006 - 57 answers

Best NBA playoffs ever?

Best NBA playoffs ever? Last nights Lakers/Suns finish sure was exciting, no matter who you were cheering for. I read an article a few weeks ago saying why this year could have the most exciting playoffs in NBA history. Anybody know where that article can be found?
posted by gfroese on May 1, 2006 - 6 answers

What is the difference in style of play between European and NBA basketball?

What is the difference in style of play between European and NBA basketball? [more inside]
posted by dammitjim on Apr 21, 2006 - 13 answers

What league can I join?

Is there a competitive basketball league for me to join in Brooklyn, NY? [more inside]
posted by Aghast. on Apr 16, 2006 - 3 answers

Picture of Dikembe Mutombo

I'm trying to find a picture of Dikembe Mutombo doing his famous finger wag that he did after he blocked a shot. For some reason, this has proven really hard to find. Any ideas?
posted by EnormousTalkingOnion on Mar 5, 2006 - 2 answers

Scam, sting or genuine promotion?

I recently received (via US mail) an offer for free basketball tickets that seems too good to be true. Is it? [more inside]
posted by dersins on Feb 26, 2006 - 7 answers

Short video of girl jumping through basketball hoop.

Is this for real?
posted by Baby_Balrog on Feb 17, 2006 - 10 answers

How much do coaches get paid?

I was watching a woman basketball college game on TV and I started wondering what the coaches make for salaries. Not only the coaches but also the numerous assistant coaches who are sitting there on the bench. I would be curious to get a ball park figure about this subject. Does anyone know where this information is available, not only for basketball, but for football also.
posted by malhaley on Feb 5, 2006 - 8 answers

Basketball players wearing masks?

I was at a college women's basketball game last night, and two of the players had on clear plastic masks covering the top half of their faces. Any idea why?
posted by The Pusher Robot on Jan 28, 2006 - 10 answers

Help me find a video of Shaq destroying a NBA backboard in 1993.

In 1993, during his rookie season in the NBA, Shaquille O'Neil's weight and strength managed to break and pull down two NBA backboards. The first on national television (NBC if I remember correctly...) on February 7th in Phoenix delaying the game for a half hour. The second time on April 23rd in New Jersey. The best video I can find online for either is an animated GIF from here. My Google-Fu has failed helping me find anything better than that. I ask of you MeFi users, please help.
posted by pwb503 on Aug 27, 2005 - 1 answer

asskrieg defense?

In basketball, how do you play defense against that butt-bulldozer* style of offense in the post? [more inside]
posted by hellbient on May 9, 2005 - 6 answers

Dunking a basketball

It's been a life time goal of mine to dunk a basketball. Any tips and advice on how to attain this goal? [more inside]
posted by sicem07 on May 3, 2005 - 19 answers

Recommend basketball shoes for those with high arches.

Which basketball shoes are good for people with high arches? Information's easy to come by for running shoes, but I can't find anything for bball. I'd like to be able to put orthotics in them as well. (Yeah, I'm getting old.)
posted by callmejay on Nov 18, 2004 - 3 answers

Puerto Rican Dream Team

So the US basketball team got handed it's hide by the Puerto Ricans.

My question, and of course I understand many of the complex issues surrounding the soverignty of the territory, is...why are they allowed to have their own team? I mean, the guys on the PR team that just pummeled the dreamies are all US citizens, right?

What's the rule?
posted by milkman on Aug 15, 2004 - 14 answers

Blindfolded Hoops

How do they do that? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Apr 18, 2004 - 5 answers

NBA Courts

NBA Rule 1: Court Dimensions
Section Ii: A half-circle shall be created 4' from the center of the basket.

posted by jazon on Mar 1, 2004 - 6 answers

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