January 19, 2018

Explain the Game – 82 games schedule

The last few years, a lot of players have complained that 82 games per season takes too much of a toll on their body, but so far no steps are taken to actually shorten the amount of games. This season, 2017-2018, the NBA did decide to add...
January 12, 2018

Explain the Game – Salary Cap

In soccer, players can be bought for exorbitant numbers, such as the fact that Paris Saint-Germain bought Neymar for €222 million. Neymar himself will earn €36,8 million per season.
January 5, 2018

Explain the Game – Two-Way Contracts

After the end of the 2016-2017 season, the NBA made an important change in its rules. It was decided that the rosters of the NBA teams could be expanded from 15 to 17 spots per team.
December 29, 2017

Explain the Game – Instant Replay

These days, you probably cannot see a single NBA game without seeing the referees at least checking a few calls or actions via instant replay. For example, when two players are in an altercation and it...
December 22, 2017

Explain the Game – Original Rules

In 1891, a man called James Naismith was given 14 days to create an indoor ‘athletic distraction’ for a rowdy class in New England, because it was too cold to go outside.
December 14, 2017

Explain the Game – 24 seconds

Nowadays, basketball is a quick game, run-and-gun is one of the most popular plays in the game and a lot of running and possession changes are not more than normal. Basketball is more popular than ever...
December 8, 2017

Explain the Game: Three-point rule

Nowadays, you cannot watch a normal basketball game without the players shooting at least a couple of threes. Players such as Kyle Korver, JJ Redick, Mike Miller and Ray Allen have even based their entire career on the fact that...
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