According to Stack, basketball players customize their diets to their workouts and carefully plan each meal. The ideal player diet attempts to build muscle while keeping the body under 10 percent body fat. More »

Two-player basketball games include HORSE, twenty-one and old-fashioned one-on-one. Players have the option to play each of these games on a half-court setup, rather than a full basketball court. More »

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A typical basketball team roster includes 12 players. However, the actual roster size is often at the discretion of the coaching staff and may be significantly smaller or larger, depending on the level of play and rules ... More »

The square on a basketball backboard that helps players guide banked shots measures 18 inches vertically and 24 inches horizontally. The lines of the square must be white, 2 inches in width and centered above the rim. 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 »

The sport of basketball offers numerous health benefits, including allowing players to build muscle and endurance, improve coordination and balance, develop self-discipline and concentration and the ability to burn calor... More »

Open-gym basketball involves players getting together for pick-up play at school, church or a rec center court. Officials are not involved; players are responsible for calling their own fouls. Contests are typically play... More »

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