Basketball is a team game where two teams, usually of five players each, competing against each other on a rectangular field, with the objective of knocking down the other team’s basketball with a rack. Basketball uses the ball, which is passed from one player to the other on one side of the court. The objective of the basketball game is to knock down the basketball into the basket, at least two feet beyond the rim.
Most basketball are played indoors, on a hardwood or linoleum floor. There are two kinds of basketball: half and full court basketball. Half court basketball consists of three 30-minute halves. Most half court games involve four to five teams. A full court game is a longer version of a half court game, with eight to ten players on each team.
The rules of basketball court play are very simple. There are only two fouls per half hour, and each foul lasts for one minute. Before the game begins, the playing time clock begins ticking off the seconds and it will continue to tick off seconds as the game is played, until there are seven points scored by both teams in the overtime period.
Basketball has many historic and professional names. basketball which was played in America before organized basketball. This American sport was actually founded at a college in North Carolina. The name of the college is “North Carolina State University”, since it was first established as a school that year. The basketball team was known as the Tar Heelers. Basketball was the first major sport to be introduced into the school, and the team was a member of the famous NCAA University team for two decades.
The first season when the Tar Heelers wore the “NCAA” logo was in 1960. That was the same year Jackie Robinson played his first game in the big leagues for the Boston Celtics. The NBA was not founded as we know it today until its second season, 1967. Since then it has evolved into what it is today.
Basketball is played throughout the world today in dozens of countries. All of these teams have their own unique styles of play. Many of the nations that played basketball before the United States were highly competitive. So the skills necessary to play on a professional level were highly developed. Today, in the professional leagues of basketball, the competition is not as great as it used to be because the skills of the teams have been perfected. There are a few teams that are actually quite up against the United States National Team.