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Basketball (ball) – Wikipedia

Inflated ball used for basketball games

A Basketball is a spherical ball used in basketball games. Basketballs usually range in size from very small promotional items only a few inches (some centimeters) in diameter to extra large balls nearly 2 feet (60 cm) in diameter used in training exercises. For example, a youth basketball could be 27 inches (69 cm) in circumference, while a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men’s ball would be a maximum of 30 inches (76 cm) and an NCAA women’s ball would be a maximum of 29 inches (74 cm). The standard for a basketball in the National Basketball Association (NBA) is 29.5 inches (75 cm) in circumference and for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), a maximum circumference of 29 inches (74 cm). High school and junior leagues normally use NCAA, NBA or WNBA sized balls.[1][2]

Aside from the court and the baskets,

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Galen Center – Wikipedia

A multipurpose indoor arena in California

The Galen Center is a multipurpose indoor arena and athletic facility owned and operated by the University of Southern California. Located at the southeast corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Figueroa Street in the Exposition Park area of Los Angeles, California, United States, it is right across the street from the campus and near the Shrine Auditorium. The Galen Center is the home of the USC Trojans basketball and USC volleyball; in addition it hosts concerts, pageants, theatrical performances, high school graduation ceremonies, CIF championships and the Academic Decathlon. The annual Kids’ Choice Awards were held here from 2011 to 2014, and returned in 2017.

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USC had planned to build an on-campus indoor arena for more than 100 years. Before the Galen Center, USC basketball had been played at a variety of locations, including the neighboring Shrine Auditorium stage, the old

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Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Basketball is a team sport where two teams, usually 6 consisting of players on each team, play against each other on a rectangular court. The objective is to get the ball through a hoop mounted high on a backboard on the opponent’s side of the court, while preventing the opponent from shooting it into your team’s hoop. It is a very popular sport worldwide, played with a round and usually orange(orange-brown) ball that bounces. Basketball players mainly use skills such as dribbling, shooting, running, and jumping. Each made basket is worth two points, while a basket made from beyond the three-point line is worth three points. If a player gets into too much physical contact, they may be given free throws which are worth one point each.

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Basketball – Walmart.com

Basketball

Whether you’re playing to compete or just for fun, it’s important to get the right basketball equipment.

When choosing a basketball, two important considerations are size and material. Basketballs come in a variety of sizes, including women’s regulation size, men’s regulation size and mini. When selecting a size, consider who will be playing and the size of your hoop.

Basketballs are usually made from leather, synthetic leather or rubber. Leather basketballs are very durable but shouldn’t get wet, so they should only be used in indoor courts. Synthetic leather basketballs are similar to leather balls but less expensive and are also designed for indoor use. Rubber basketballs are weatherproof and can be used indoors or out.

When choosing a basketball hoop, consider whether you’ll be using it indoors or outdoors, whether you want it to be a permanent fixture in your home and who will be playing. Use an

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Basketball Games – Y8.COM

In the late 1800s, a Canadian American physical education instructor named James Naismith invented basketball. His idea was to combine a wooden basket and a ball to make for a less injury prone sport than American football. The spread of Basketball was largely credited to states’ military forces and the breakout of World War I in 1914. Later, the sport quickly became established in colleges around North America. The National Basketball Association (NBA) was formed in 1946 as the game started as a professional sport.

During 1979, when videogames were beginning to grow at a rapid pace, two classic arcade basketball games were released. The first was simply titled “Basketball” and it was the first arcade cabinet game to use a trackball for player movement. It featured a one player mode and a two players mode. It also pioneered the tilted screen which became common place in arcades. The second

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basketball | Definition, History, Rules, Players, & Facts

The early years

In the early years the number of players on a team varied according to the number in the class and the size of the playing area. In 1894 teams began to play with five on a side when the playing area was less than 1,800 square feet (167.2 square metres); the number rose to seven when the gymnasium measured from 1,800 to 3,600 square feet (334.5 square metres) and up to nine when the playing area exceeded that. In 1895 the number was occasionally set at five by mutual consent; the rules stipulated five players two years later, and this number has remained ever since.

Since Naismith and five of his original players were Canadians, it is not surprising that Canada was the

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Basketball – Wikipedia

Team sport

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball (approximately 9.4 inches (24 cm) in diameter) through the defender’s hoop (a basket 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter mounted 10 feet (3.048 m) high to a backboard at each end of the court) while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime)

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