A standard NBA basketball is 9.43 to 9.51 inches in diameter, or 29 5/8 to 29 7/8 inches in circumference. It is inflated to a pressure of 7.5 to 8.5 pounds. More »

A basketball is dribbled by lightly bouncing it on the floor and repeating the action when the ball bounces back up to the hand. A properly inflated basketball and spread fingers ensures a good bounce while dribbling. More »

In basketball, a team earns points when one of its players successfully shoots the ball through the opponent's hoop. The game has various fouls, which can result in free throws, change of possession or other consequences... More »

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