Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world. It is a dream of a lot of young kids to become an NBA player as they grow older. Basketball is the game of the world. But the USA has excelled in the game more than any other country in the world and the actual reason is quite simple as it is because of the NBA. Apart from the NBA, there are other leagues in Europe and Australia. Let us look at some of the common terms used in playing basketball.
Carrying The Ball
Well, this is one of the worst violations. Basketball is played with very careful tactics. If you carry the ball, the chances of your turnover increases. You do not want to turn over the ball to the opposite team. Also, carrying the ball means putting your hand fully below the ball.
Traveling violations in NBA occurs mostly with the wing players. They try to pump fake and dribble the ball. During the pump fake, they lose one step before they dribble. This is foul. Also, a player is can only take two steps after carrying the ball.
Clutch Shots are the best in the NBA. They are sometimes game-winners. Players pull up shots with the clock ticking or clock winding down to zero. Their team needs a three-point shot or sometimes a two is fine. They pull up a miracle and deliver the shot that is needed at that exact moment in time. This is the beauty of the game.
Remember the Alley-oop by Wade to Lebron? That is one of the best in the history of basketball. All the alley-oops are best. Because alley-oop is when a player catches the ball high above the rim and dunks it down at the same time. Most of the big men in the league score point through alley-oops from the guards.
This is again a foul committed mostly by the big men in the league. Most of the big have this problem of shooting the ball from the free-throw line. Shaq is most famous for his free throws. Hence, players try to foul them so that they won’t be able to score through the free throw. The technique is to Hack The Shaq. If the ball does not touch any part of the hoop including the net, it is called an airball.
This is a foul given on a player who is crossing the limits set by the game. If a player is given technical, then the opposite team automatically gets an extra point through the free throw. Remember, only if he makes the free throw. Most of the time, players stick to the rules and regulations. But a technical one is a foul and technical two is an ejection from the game. Hence, it is very important not to lose your cool.