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Basketball for Dummies - (For Dummies) 3 Edition by Richard Phelps (Paperback)

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Edition: 3 Edition

Number of Pages: 398

Genre: Sports + Recreation

Sub-Genre: Basketball

Series Title: For Dummies

Format: Paperback

Publisher: For Dummies

Age Range: Adult

Author: Richard Phelps

Language: English

TCIN: 78109589
UPC: 9781118073742
Item Number (DPCI): 247-76-6041


The fun and easy way to get the scoop on hoops from a coaching legend

Whether you're a basketball player or a courtside spectator, Basketball For Dummies gives you everything you need to truly appreciate the sport. From players and personalities in the game to rules, regulations, and equipment, this hands-on, friendly guide is a slam-dunk of information and insight for anyone who loves basketball.

  • Basketball boot camp -- get the bare bones on basketball, from the equipment and object of the game to the rules and major players

  • Have a ball -- discover the techniques of shooting the ball, playing offense and defense, and rebounding

  • Get in the game -- find out about the different types of basketball games, from the playgrounds to the largest arenas (and everything in between, including WNBA)

  • Be a super fan -- learn how to follow a game on TV, the radio, or the Internet, and get expert tips on how to win your office NCAA tournament pool

Open the book and find:

  • The object of the game in plain English

  • The 411 on the court, the players, fouls, and violations

  • Moves, plays, and strategies

  • How to become a good shooter

  • Drills for improving your game

  • Coverage of H-O-R-S-E, 21, Around the World, and 5-3-1

  • How hoops differs at the high school, college, professional, and international levels

  • Ten NBA legends


  • The rules and regulations of the game

  • Players' roles, positions, drills, and more

  • To appreciate the game and all it has to offer

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