Basketball History

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The father of basketball, Dr. James Naismith came up with the game in 1892 and the first game was played in Beaver Falls Pennsylvania on April 8 1893 between the New Brighton YMCA and the Geneva College. The game was very popular and by 1914 as many as 360 colleges […]

A Short History of Basketball

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Basketball is a popular sport and has taken the worlds by storm because of its athletic nature. Everyone can hoop against a wall and practice alone or with a small group of friends. Basketball was originally invented by Canadian coach named Dr James Naismith. He was asked to create an […]

Sports in Angola – Interesting Facts & Figures!

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Road to London 2012! Barcelona 1992 Did you know- Between July 25 and August 9, 1992, the Angolan Olympic Committee, sent 29 athletes to the Summer Games in Barcelona, Spain. The African nation competed in seven sports: basketball (11), boxing (1), roller hockey (11), judo (4), swimming (3), sailing (3), […]

Factors to Consider When Choosing Sporting Apparels

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In the past, sporting goods were only made available for professional athletes. Today, sporting companies are taking every opportunity to supply sports equipment to the public. If you want to purchase exercise equipment to improve your recreational sporting skills, you can consider taking into account the durability, versatility and costs […]

Basketball Shooting Mechanics

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Basic basic shots include the one-hand set shot, free throw, jump shot, three-point shot, hook shot, lay-up, and runner. These shots share certain basic mechanics, including sight, balance, hand position, elbow-in alignment, shooting rhythm, and follow-through. The best way to develop your shot is to concentrate on only one or […]

Defensive Basketball Techniques

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Defensive techniques used in preparing for football games can be applied to those used in basketball. In football, the aim is to use schemes, formation, and techniques which limit the advancement of the ball. One technique is to identify the tendencies and find ways to counteract them. For instance, in […]