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Shooting Percentage is a Misleading Statistic in Basketball

If you don't take three-point shots into account, you cannot judge basketball players' relative scoring ability.OK, so there are lies, damn lies and statistics. Still, we use statistics all the time in

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1970 New York Knicks: Championship Team Set Standard for NY Basketball

Despite being a charter members of the NBA, which formed in 1946, the Knicks never won an NBA championship before the 1969-1970 season.They made three consecutive trips to the finals in the early 1950s,

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Five Basic NBA Basketball Rules

Founded on June 6,1946, the National Basketball Association (NBA) is the organization that regulates professional basketball. Behavior of players and coaches as well as game play is managed by this association.

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A Brief History of Kentucky Basketball: The Winningest NCAA Division I Hoops Program

College basketball fans are well aware of the rich tradition of University of Kentucky basketball, from their seven national titles (second only to UCLA) to their becoming the first Division I basketball

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A Century of LSU Basketball History Highlights: Bob Pettit, Pete Maravich and Shaquille O’Neal Among Game’s Greatest

Louisiana State University celebrates 100 years of basketball in 2009 with visions of Pete Maravich, Bob Petit and Shaquille O’Neal still dancing in its head and wondering when its next Cinderella team

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Press Break Skills: Passing, Running the Floor Key to Beating Full-Court Defense

One of the tenets of basketball is that a team cannot break a full-court zone defense by dribbling the ball. To break a full-court zone, teams need quick passes to get the ball up the floor and also the

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How to Fast Break: Staying in Lanes is Key to Playing Up-tempo Basketball

While a fast break in basketball may look like an unorganized play, teams that fast break efficiently are ones who follow a very disciplined set of rules. Those rules include staying in the proper lanes,

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Early 20th Century Basketball History: What a Game From the Early 1900s Would Have Looked Like

The birth of basketball was in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts, the brainchild of Canadian-born James Naismith. By the end of its first 25 years of existence, the sport had rapidly gained in popularity,

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Getting in the Zone: A Coach’s Guide to Playing an Effective Zone Defense

The concept of a zone defense is simple enough to understand. Playing a zone defense means that each defender guards a particular zone on the court, as opposed to man-to-man defense where each player guards

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History of March Madness: NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Major Event in College Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been touted as the Eastern Conference’s best team for the past two years. Last year, they got annihilated in five games by the Orlando Magic in the Conference Finals, and

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