What is the best style/brand knee-brace for ACL? [more inside]
Why is it easier to bank in a layup than not? [more inside]
Upcoming work assignment in London. I want to play some basketball while there... [more inside]
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]
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]
MarchMadnessFilter: Are there any good scoring systems for running a NCAA bracket pool? [more inside]
How does someone that knows nothing about basketball teach it to 11-year-olds? [more inside]
Are there any openly lesbian women's basketball coaches in the NCAA?
How accurate are player's listed heights in college football and pro basketball? And are they measured with shoes on? [more inside]
How do I get the best seat for a single Clippers game at the Staples Centre? Help me get a good deal... [more inside]
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?
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]
QuoteFilter: Think I'm going to get me a scholarship! [more inside]
I want to read some good books about sports sociology. [more inside]
I just moved to Brooklyn (Carroll Gardens). Where are the best outdoor courts to play (full-court, not-with-children) pickup basketball?
"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]
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?
What is the difference in style of play between European and NBA basketball? [more inside]
Is there a competitive basketball league for me to join in Brooklyn, NY? [more inside]
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?
I recently received (via US mail) an offer for free basketball tickets that seems too good to be true. Is it? [more inside]
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.
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?
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
. My Google-Fu has failed helping me find anything better than that. I ask of you MeFi users, please help.
In basketball, how do you play defense against that butt-bulldozer* style of offense in the post? [more inside]
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]
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.)
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?
How do they do that? [more inside] [more inside]
NBA Rule 1: Court Dimensions
Section Ii: A half-circle shall be created 4' from the center of the basket.