Basketball Vocabulary Word List (317) A) Ability, Accusation, Active, Advantage, Aggressive, Alternate, Announcement, Assist, Assistance, Athlete, Athletics, Attempt, Attendance, Attraction, Averages. B) Balance, Ball, Basketball, Battle, Benefit, Berth, Best, Body, Bones, Bounce, Breath, Breathe, Buzzer. C)
Most important terms related to the basketball court. This glossary of basketball terms is a list of definitions of terms used in the game of basketball.Like any other major sport, basketball features its own extensive vocabulary of unique words and phrases used by players, coaches, sports journalists, commentators, and fans.
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Court: The floor upon which the game of basketball is played. Crossover Dribble: A front-of-the-body dribble from one hand to the other. Cross Screen: A lateral advance to set up a screen. Crossover Step: A jab step, then a step in the opposite direction.
Basketball is watched by many people, and the National Basketball Association (NBA) has millions of viewers and fans all across the world. While watching a game one comes across many terms, and it helps to know what all these terms mean. Here is a list of basic words and definitions for you that will help you learn more about this fascinating ...
The basketball is shot with a high arc to prevent a blocked shot. Flop - When a player intentionally falls or stumbles to appear to have been fouled by an opponent, we call it a 'flop'. This can be done by both defensive and offensive players. Floppy - A basketball play often used for great shooters. Involves the shooter starting under the rim with a single screen on one side and a staggered screen on the other.
Basketball is played by millions of people, both men and women, in all parts of the world. Professional basketball is watched by millions more on TV. The game is played between two teams, with five players per team allowed on the court at any one time.
Backboard: The rectangular piece of wood or fiberglass the rim is attached to. Backdoor: An offensive action in which a player without the ball cuts behind a defender and toward the basket. Bank Shot: When a player shoots the ball and it bounces off the backboard and into the hoop.
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