March 16, 2018

Explain the Game – Pick-and-Roll

A Pick-and-Roll can be of great use in a game, one could even call it art. But, what exactly has to happen for a pick-and-roll […]
March 2, 2018

Explain the Game – NCAA Amateurism

This week, yet another scandal surrounding universities and college sports reached the surface. Yahoo! Sports published several documents about the FBI’s investigation of corruption in […]
February 23, 2018

Explain the Game: Time-Out

The time-out is an important part of the game. It’s the moment where the coach can put a new play into action, get the players’ […]
February 16, 2018

Explain the Game – Zone Defense

The zone defense is a common defensive style in basketball, but that wasn’t the case in the NBA. For years, zone defense wasn’t allowed. The […]
February 2, 2018

Explain the Game: Technical Fouls

Technical fouls almost seem like a normal part of the games in the NBA. But, the technical foul is nothing new, or recent, as Rasheed […]
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.
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...
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