About the BookThis new edition not only covers the rules and regulations of the NBA, but also offers coverage on the WNBA, NCAA, and international basketball leagues. "Basketball For Dummies" is a valuable resource to the many fans of this beloved sport, covering everything from players and personalities in the game to rules, regulations, and equipment.
Book SynopsisThe easy way to get the ins, outs, and intrigue on this beloved sport
The National Basketball Association (NBA), with 30 teams and an average attendance of more than 17,000 spectators per game, is the richest and most popular basketball league -- and arguably the most viewed American sport -- in the world. This new edition of Basketball For Dummies not only covers the rules and regulations of the NBA, but offers coverage on the WNBA, NCAA, and international basketball leagues.
Basketball For Dummies is a valuable resource to the many fans of this beloved sport, covering everything from players and personalities in the game to rules, regulations, and equipment. Completely updated with information and intrigue that's occurred in the sport since publication of the previous edition, Basketball For Dummies gets you up to speed on everything from NCAA Tournament brackets to college players en route to the NBA.
Whether you're a basketball player or a courtside spectator, Basketball For Dummies is a slam-dunk of information and intrigue for anyone who loves the sport.
From the Back CoverThe 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
About the AuthorRichard Digger Phelps is the former coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's basketball team. Today, he's a college basketball analyst for ESPN.
John Walters is a writer at The Daily, an iPad-only national publication. He was a reporter and staff writer at Sports Illustrated for 14 years.
Tim Bourret is the sports information director at Clemson University.