By: Brian A. Humphrey
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On offense one thing you have to do is come up with types of plays. A play is a flowing offense where people set picks to get open, make cuts (also to get open), pass, dribble, and hopefully get someone open for a shot to get some points. A simple play is a pick and roll. A pick and roll is when someone dribbles the ball until someone sets a pick for them. Then normally the player with the ball dribbles forward while the player who set the pick goes to the basket. Two things can now happen. One the player guarding you and the player guarding the person going to the hoop will double team you and you can make an easy pass to you teammate for a layup. Another thing that could happen, is you they could double team the guy who rolls. Then the person dribbling the ball will have a wide open shot. There is also another simple play called motion offense. First, you have to have people in certain positions. One person on top of the middle part of the 3-point line, two people on each side of the 3 point line, and two people on each side of the basket. Then the wing players (people on the side of the 3-point line) set a pick for the low-post players (players on the side of the basket) so the player who was in the post is on the wing. When this happens the guy with the ball can pass it to the guy on the wing so he can shoot, or the he can throw it to the guy going to the hoop for an easy layup. Something else that helps you on offense are three pointers. If you shoot behind the 3 point line you get three points. This will help you in the long run so you can have more points. One more thing are tricks. On offense you can dribble and fake so good you can make someone fall, or you can do cool dunks, such as a 360. This is when you do a full spin in the air and dunk it. Lastly is the buzzer beater. This is when someone makes a shot right before the buzzer goes of. These are the cool features of offense.
Baseline: The baseline is the line separating in bounds and out of bounds.
Block: A block is when someone hits the shot someone shoots so it doesn’t go in.
Cut: A cut is when someone fake runs one way, and then sprints to the destination wanted to get the ball.
Double-Team: A double-team is when two people guard one person. There is also triple teams and quadruple teams.
Dribble: A dribble is when you bounce the ball to the floor and back to your hand.
Half-Court: Half-Court is a line that marks halfway on the court. If you go in front of it on offense and then go behind it (still on offense) it is a half court violation.
In Bounder: An in bounder is someone who throws the ball inbounds from out of bounds.
Pass: A pass is when someone throws it to someone else on their team.
Pick: A pick is where someone stands completely still and tries to block the defender from staying with their man. If they move or take a step while setting the pick it is an illegal foul.
Rebound: A rebound is when someone grabs the ball after a missed shot.
Turnover: A turnover is when the defense gets the ball because of the offensive player’s mistakes.
1. The most points scored in a game was by Wilt Chamberlin on March 2, 1962.
2. James Naismith created basketball in 1891.
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored the most points of all-time with 38,387 career points.
4. The Chicago Bulls won the championship each time they played (6).5. Michael Jordan scored the most points in the playoffs with a total of 5,987