The Game of Basketball
Basketball is a popular sport enjoyed by millions of people across the world. Basketball is basically a team sport where two teams, usually of five players each, against one another on a rectangular court, with the objective of Shooting a basketball towards the hoop of the other team while preventing that team from shooting the hoop through yours. In most cases, the game is played at an indoor arena but there are some who play it in an outdoor court. This game is also known as football or courtball in some parts of the world. In the United States, the most popular professional American player of this sport is Allen Iverson.
Basketball is normally played with two teams at each end of the rectangular court with one ball between them. Each team is composed of three players who are known as the players. They are allowed to move around freely and make their moves, but they are required to form a line across the court from top to bottom when playing this sport. When a player makes a move, it is usually done so within a certain range of his team, so that if he tries to pass the ball too far to the opposite basket, his teammate would be able to make a play on it.
Basketball is played in a number of different ways; the most common styles include a point-guard situation for the guards, a traditional big man style for centers, and a small forward position for small players. In most tournaments, teams play for three points, with two being awarded for a win and one for a tie. The game is played at an agreed upon court size, with regulation size being 14 feet by fourteen feet and half inches for men and women, and the half inch measurement for both. The sport is played for a particular number of possessions, called quarters, which are based on a rotation system.