Play Sports Game Basketball is a sport which is played between two teams on a court which is rectangular in shape. Each team is of five players. Two baskets are placed on the two side of the court which is circular in shape. The main objective of both the team is to shoot the ball in the basket of the other team.
Each team has to score as many baskets as possible within the time period. The team which has scored more baskets is announced as the winner. In India, Basketball is one of the most played game.
The main aim of both the team is to score as many baskets in the opponent’s basket while preventing opponents from scoring baskets in their basket. A successful basket is awarded two points but if it is scored beyond the three-point-arch, it is awarded three points. Games are played in four quarters of 10 or 12 minutes. The ball should not be kicked and not be stuck with the fist.
A foul in basketball game means any violation of its rules. It results in penalties. Mainly there are three types of fouls which include which includes personal fouls, flagrant fouls, and technical fouls.
The most common type of foul is a personal foul. The personal contact between the players results in this type of foul. Mainly personal fouls are called against a defensive player.
A flagrant foul is a serious personal foul. It involves excessive contact that could injure any player.
Technical fouls do not involve any physical contact but it is because of any unhealthy behaviour. A player or a coach can commit this type of foul. Foul language, obscenity, false gestures and even arguing can be considered as a technical foul.
The game is generally played on a rectangular court which is 28 meters long and 15 meters wide but in the NBA and NCAA matches, the court is 29 meters long and 15 meters wide. The basket is in a round shape with 46 cm diameter. One basket is placed at each end of the court which is above 3 meters above the court and 1.2 meters inside the baseline.
The size of the ball is also regulated. Officially the ball is 29.5 inches in circumference and 624 grams in weight for men. But for women, it is 28.5 inches in circumference and 567 grams in weight.
National Basketball Association (NBA)
Thunder Beat Clippers in last minute of the game, The National Basketball Association is the Chief men’s professional basketball league. It was founded in New York on 06 June 1946. Bulls beat Raptors with the score 115:113, It is the governing body of basketball in the United States. It has 30 teams (29 in the United States and only 1 in Canada). Its current head is Adam Silver.
Basketball Federation of India (BFI)
Basketball Federation of India (BFI) is the governing and controlling body of basketball in India. It looks after development and promotion of basketball in India at all levels. It also manages all international level basketball operations in India. It organizes training camps and international tournaments. It helps both men and women basketball team to develop skills to compete at national level. Our Indian basketball team is also known as Young Cagers. This governing body was formed in 1950. The current head of BFI is R.S. Gill.
Basketball has given out many famous names which include Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson, Bill Russell, Carmelo Mathewson, Dean Smith, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, Paul Pierce, Pete Marawih, Phil Jackson, Richard Jefferson and much more. Gulam Abbas Moontasir, Khushi Ram, Divya Singh, Ram Kumar, Ajmer Singh and Sarabjit Singh are few well-known Basketball players in India.