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Basketball Quick Start Guide

SportSpectator guide to Basketball
What does it mean to dribble the ball? What happens when a player travels? Interested in learning the difference between man-to-man defense and zone-defense? The SportSpectator Basketball Guide answers these questions and more! Below is the free online version of our printed educational brochure. Testimonial
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Basketball History

1- History & Object of the Game
2- The Essentials (Offense & Defense, Scoring, etc.)
3- Fouls
4- Court Diagram & Positions
5- Glossary of Basketball Terms


In the winter of 1891 at Springfield College in Massachusetts, Dr. James Naismith invented an indoor sport to keep students active when it was too cold to play outside. Originally played between elevated peach baskets placed on opposite ends of a court, basketball has evolved to become one of the most popular sports in the United States.

Object of the Game

The object of basketball is to outscore the opposition by putting the ball through the opponent’s basket.


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