May 9, 2019

Explain the Game – BIG3

Just a couple of days ago, the draft for the third season of the BIG3 took place. Out of 132 players in the draft pool, […]
March 22, 2019

Explain the Game – Red-Shirt

Every college student-athlete wants to be able to play their sports for four years, but sometimes athletes can’t play because of injuries or because they […]
March 12, 2019

Explain the Game – Original Rules

In 1891, a man called James Naismith was given 14 days to create an indoor ‘athletic distraction’ for a rowdy class in New England, because it was too cold to go outside.
March 5, 2019

Explain the Game: Three-point rule

Nowadays, you cannot watch a normal basketball game without the players shooting at least a couple of threes. Players such as Kyle Korver, JJ Redick, Mike Miller and Ray Allen have even based their entire career on the fact that...
February 26, 2019

Explain the Game – 24 seconds

Nowadays, basketball is a quick game, run-and-gun is one of the most popular plays in the game and a lot of running and possession changes are not more than normal. Basketball is more popular than ever...
February 19, 2019

Explain the Game – Hack-a-Shaq

The Hack-a-Shaq is a tactic where a team continuously fouls the worst free throw shooter of the opposing team. This way, the player would probably miss a lot of free throws, and the team that made the foul can get the ball back faster.
February 11, 2019

Explain the Game: Concussion Protocol

A player with a concussion is definitely not an uncommon occurrence in the NBA. If undiagnosed, it can be quite harming to a player, therefore […]
February 8, 2019

Is Kevin Durant waiting for Golden State to have his Bird Rights?

After last season ended, and the Golden State Warriors were crowned champions once more, Kevin Durant signed yet another short, 2-year deal with the Warriors. […]
February 5, 2019

Explain the Game – 82 games schedule

The last few years, a lot of players have complained that 82 games per season takes too much of a toll on their body, but so far no steps are taken to actually shorten the amount of games. This season, 2017-2018, the NBA did decide to add...
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