Basketball is a team sport, in which two teams consisting of five players compete against each other on the playing court. The point guard initiates the attack, bypassing or ‘dribbling’ the ball to teammates. Team-mates try to score points during an opponent’s foul, by making shots or 3pts (3 pointers) respectively 2pts (2 pointers). If one of them misses, they rebound and can pass it back to their player. If both teams have made the same number of field goals when all game minutes have passed, there is a jump ball between two players that are standing at midcourt. The winner gets possession of the ball. A made basket counts as two points but this eventually became three in 1965.
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The current champion is the Golden State Warriors, which took home their third title last year. The Cleveland Cavaliers are in second place with three wins in 2016 and 2017 respectively. The Chicago Bulls have six championships while Michael Jordan played for them in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, and 1997 (he retired after that season). On average it takes about 4 years for an NBA team to win one title. For this article, I looked at every NBA franchise that has won a world championship since 1950 (see chart below). To calculate the number of titles I did not include the San Francisco Warriors who won the franchise’s only title in 2015. I did this because that team does not exist anymore and is now called the Golden State Warriors. In addition, there were 12 teams between 1950-1968 which means one half of the league at a time won a championship while today two teams from each conference get to play in the NBA finals.
As a father of two boys (they both play basketball), I’ve been devoting most of my free time to teaching them the fundamentals of the game. The school system is mainly responsible for teaching kids academic skills but they don’t provide any coaching on how to play basketball. When you go to watch an NBA game, it’s pretty obvious that most players can’t shoot beyond 15 feet and aren’t able to dribble the ball with either hand. Consequently, they end up taking crazy fade-away jump shots instead of making easier baskets under higher percentage situations.
The NBA Live Mobile game was released in 2017 and has quickly become the most popular basketball video game to date. With so many people playing, it is important for players to know how to get the best out of their playing cards.
This blog post will give you some pointers on how to use your Player Card wisely and make sure that you are getting the most out of your time spent with this game.
As a parent, it is your responsibility to teach your child about life. Well, that’s not actually true but it sounds good. Let me put it to you another way: It is important for children to learn the skills they will need in life early on. This includes sportsmanship, the benefits of hard work and teamwork, how to be a good friend, how to deal with disappointment or even losing…the list goes on.
One thing I think sometimes gets neglected when teaching our children everything else they need to know is simple etiquette in sportsmanship. Now this isn’t something you can just sit them down one day and say ‘now here are the rules, it should be taught over time while playing games together with family etcetera.