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The easy way to get the ins, outs, and intrigue on this beloved sport

The National Basketball Association (NBA), with 30 teams and an average attendance of more than 17,000 spectators per game, is the richest and most popular basketball league — and arguably the most viewed American sport — in the world. This new edition of Basketball For Dummies not only covers the rules and regulations of the NBA, but offers coverage on the WNBA, NCAA, and international basketball leagues.

Basketball For Dummies is a valuable resource to the many fans of this beloved sport, covering everything from players and personalities in the game to rules, regulations, and equipment. Completely updated with information and intrigue that's occurred in the sport since publication of the previous edition, Basketball For Dummies gets you up to speed on everything from NCAA Tournament brackets to college players en route to the NBA.

  • Coverage of the rules and regulations of the NBA
  • Interesting topics like LeBron the Phenom, ESPN'S influence on the NBA, and the UCONN women's basketball dynasty
  • Digger's take on John Wooden
  • Whether you're a basketball player or a courtside spectator, Basketball For Dummies is a slam-dunk of information and intrigue for anyone who loves the sport.

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  • Interesting topics like LeBron the Phenom, ESPN'S influence on the NBA, and the UCONN women's basketball dynasty
  • Digger's take on John Wooden
  • Whether you're a basketball player or a courtside spectator, Basketball For Dummies is a slam-dunk of information and intrigue for anyone who loves the sport.

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    Prologue: Digger the Player, to Digger the Coach, to Digger the Fan xxiii

    Introduction 1

    Part I: Basketball 101 5

    Chapter 1: Bare-Bones Basketball 7

    Chapter 2: The Wear and Where of Basketball 17

    Chapter 3: The Rules 29

    Chapter 4: Statistics 45

    Part II: The Fundamentals of Basketball 65

    Chapter 5: Shooting 67

    Chapter 6: Offense 87

    Chapter 7: Defense 109

    Chapter 8: Rebounding 145

    Chapter 9: Moves, Plays, and Strategies 161

    Part III: The Game 179

    Chapter 10: Pickup Basketball 181

    Chapter 11: High School Basketball 199

    Chapter 12: College Basketball 213

    Chapter 13: Professional Basketball 233

    Chapter 14: International Basketball 257

    Part IV: And You Don't Have to Pick Up a Ball 277

    Chapter 15: You Don't Need to Play to Be a Fan 279

    Chapter 16: Filling Out Your NCAA Tournament Bracket 295

    Part V: The Part of Tens 317

    Chapter 17: Ten Games That Changed the Course of Basketball History 319

    Chapter 18: Ten Best Basketball Websites 327

    Chapter 19: Ten NBA Legends 331

    Chapter 20: Ten Important Dates in Basketball History 337

    Part VI: Appendixes 345

    Appendix A: Glossary of Basketball Terms 347

    Appendix B: Drilling the Basics 357

    Index 373