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 -
Are there any openly
lesbian women's basketball coaches in the NCAA?
posted by 10ch
on Feb 17, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
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?
posted by SuperSquirrel
on Nov 22, 2006 -
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 -
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 -
"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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
posted by pwb503
on Aug 27, 2005 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -