Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players score points by shooting (throwing) a ball through an elevated hoop located on either side of the rectangular court. To advance the ball down the court, players must bounce the ball (dribble) or pass it to a teammate. Points can be earned by shooting a three-pointer (behind the three-point line), a two-point field goal (anywhere not beyond the three-pointer), or a one-point foul shot (after the referee determines a foul). Basketball requires considerable skills related to teamwork, accuracy, ball handling, speed, agility, size and strength. Basketball has become one of the world’s most popular sports.

How long is a basketball game?

The average NBA basketball game lasts between two and two and a half hours. Although there are only 48 total minutes of time on the clock in an NBA game, the regulation time is stopped often for fouls, timeouts, and when the ball is out of bounds.

What is a triple double in basketball?

A triple-double in basketball is a term used to describe the impactful performance of a player that achieved a double-digit number in three of the five statistical basketball categories of points, assists, rebounds, steals, and blocked shots.

How many periods are in basketball?

College basketball games are played with two 20 minute periods, while professional NBA basketball games consist of four quarters of 12 minutes each.

Basketball Guides
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6’0” | 1.83 m
June 7, 1975
Allen Iverson
183.000
1975.00
129000
3D
Allen Iverson
6’10” | 2.08 m
March 11, 1993
Anthony Davis
208.000
1993.00
578000
3D
Anthony Davis
9.43”-9.51” | 24-24.2 cm
Basketball
24.200
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6'9" | 2.06 m
February 12, 1934
Bill Russell
206.000
1934.00
82000
3D
Bill Russell
6’8” | 2.03 m
May 29, 1984
Carmelo Anthony
203.000
1984.00
489000
3D
Carmelo Anthony
6’6" | 1.98 m
February 20, 1963
Charles Barkley
198.000
1963.00
176000
3D
Charles Barkley
6’1" | 1.85 m
May 6, 1985
Chris Paul
185.000
1985.00
287000
3D
Chris Paul
6’2” | 1.88 m
July 15, 1990
Damian Lillard
188.000
1990.00
206000
3D
Damian Lillard
7’0” | 2.13 m
June 19, 1978
Dirk Nowitzki
213.000
1978.00
83000
3D
Dirk Nowitzki
6’4” | 1.93 m
January 17, 1982
Dwyane Wade
193.000
1982.00
294000
3D
Dwyane Wade
6’11" | 2.11 m
December 6, 1994
Giannis Antetokounmpo
211.000
1994.00
472000
3D
Giannis Antetokounmpo
5’9” | 1.75 m
February 7, 1989
Isaiah Thomas
175.000
1989.00
471000
3D
Isaiah Thomas
6’5” | 1.96 m
August 26, 1989
James Harden
196.000
1989.00
419000
3D
James Harden
6’8” | 2.03 m
March 3, 1998
Jayson Tatum
203.000
1998.00
160000
3D
Jayson Tatum
6'7" | 2.01 m
September 14, 1989
Jimmy Butler
201.000
1989.00
307000
3D
Jimmy Butler
7’0” | 2.13 m
March 16, 1994
Joel Embiid
213.000
1994.00
207000
3D
Joel Embiid
7’2” | 2.18 m
April 16, 1947
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
218.000
1947.00
139000
3D
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
6'7" | 2.01 m
June 29, 1991
Kawhi Leonard
201.000
1991.00
1400000
3D
Kawhi Leonard
6’10” | 2.08 m
September 29, 1988
Kevin Durant
208.000
1988.00
1100000
3D
Kevin Durant
6’11" | 2.11 m
May 19, 1976
Kevin Garnett
211.000
1976.00
61000
3D
Kevin Garnett
6’6” | 1.98 m
August 23, 1978
Kobe Bryant
198.000
1978.00
393000
3D
Kobe Bryant
6'9" | 2.06 m
December 7, 1956
Larry Bird
206.000
1956.00
144000
3D
Larry Bird
6'9" | 2.06 m
December 30, 1984
LeBron James
206.000
1984.00
1810000
3D
LeBron James
6'7" | 2.01 m
February 28, 1999
Luka Dončić
201.000
1999.00
478000
3D
Luka Dončić
6'9" | 2.06 m
August 14, 1959
Magic Johnson
206.000
1959.00
203000
3D
Magic Johnson
6’6" | 1.98 m
February 17, 1963
Michael Jordan
198.000
1963.00
499000
3D
Michael Jordan
7’0” | 2.13 m
February 19, 1995
Nikola Jokić
213.000
1995.00
135000
3D
Nikola Jokić
7’0” | 2.13 m
August 5, 1962
Patrick Ewing
213.000
1962.00
67000
3D
Patrick Ewing
6’3" | 1.91 m
November 12, 1988
Russell Westbrook
191.000
1988.00
496000
3D
Russell Westbrook
7’1” | 2.16 m
March 6, 1972
Shaquille O’Neal
216.000
1972.00
327000
3D
Shaquille O’Neal
6’3" | 1.91 m
March 14, 1988
Steph Curry
191.000
1988.00
431000
3D
Steph Curry
6’3" | 1.91 m
February 7, 1974
Steve Nash
191.000
1974.00
76000
3D
Steve Nash
6’11" | 2.11 m
April 25, 1976
Tim Duncan
211.000
1976.00
82000
3D
Tim Duncan
7’1" | 2.16 m
August 21, 1936
Wilt Chamberlain
216.000
1936.00
145000
3D
Wilt Chamberlain
Yao Ming
107000
7’6” | 2.29 m
September 12, 1980
Yao Ming
229.000
1980.00
107000
3D
Yao Ming
6’6" | 1.98 m
July 6, 2000
Zion Williamson
198.000
2000.00
848000
3D
Zion Williamson
Kevin Durant
Illustrated diagram comparing the height of Kevin Durant to other basketball players

Kevin Durant is an American basketball player. He was born in Washington D.C, in 1988, and started playing sports in high school. He played for the Texas Longhorns as a college student at the University of Texas, where he was the first freshman to win national player of the year titles. He rose to fame as a player for the Oklahoma City Thunder for over eight years. Kevin Durant signed with the Golden State Warriors in 2016, winning back to back championships in 2017 and 2018, and then signed with the Brooklyn Nets in July 2019. He is one of the highest earning basketball players in the world.

Kevin Durant plays the small forward and power forward positions at a height of 6’10” (2.08 m).

Set of illustrations of Kevin Durant in various poses measured with overall height
Kevin Durant is an American basketball player. He was born in Washington D.C, in 1988, and started playing sports in high school. He played for the Texas Longhorns as a college student at the University of Texas, where he was the first freshman to win national player of the year titles.

Kevin Durant plays the small forward and power forward positions at a height of 6’10” (2.08 m).

Set of illustrations of Kevin Durant in various poses measured with overall height
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Positions: Small forward, power forward

Years Active: 2007—

Birthday
September 29, 1988

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Kevin Durant standing, shooting, dribbling, dunking

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Zion Williamson
Scaled comparison drawings of Zion Williamson and related basketball players

Zion Williamson probably is one with the most freshman accolades compared to other NBA players because of his young age. He was awarded ACC Player of the Year, ACC Rookie of the Year on five occasions, and ACC Athletic of the Year while still with Duke besides a Wayman Tisdale Award. Now playing forward position for New Orleans, Zion Williamson gained attention from his slam dunks in high school and his effort made the school play in three straight State Championships. Zion has also played for the Pelicans, and though he is considered stocky for the game, he is still recognized for his leaping abilities, speed, compassion, and willingness to help others.

Zion Williamson plays the power forward position at a height of 6’6" (1.98 m).

Set of illustrations of Zion Williamson in various poses measured with overall height
Zion Williamson probably is one with the most freshman accolades compared to other NBA players because of his young age. He was awarded ACC Player of the Year, ACC Rookie of the Year on five occasions, and ACC Athletic of the Year while still with Duke besides a Wayman Tisdale Award.

Zion Williamson plays the power forward position at a height of 6’6" (1.98 m).

Set of illustrations of Zion Williamson in various poses measured with overall height
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Positions: Power forward

Years Active: 2019—

Birthday
July 6, 2000

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Zion Williamson standing, shooting, dribbling, dunking

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Basketball Backboards
Drawing of a Regulation Basketball Backboard with dimensions for height and width

Basketball backboards are flat elevated vertical boards with mounted baskets, or rims, used to assist or return the basketball after a shot in a game of basketball. Commonly made of Plexiglas or tempered glass, backboards are designed to prevent shattering when a player dunks. Regulation basketball backboards have a width of 72” (183 cm) and a regulation height of 42” (107 cm) with an inner rectangle that is 24” (61 cm) wide and 18” (45.7 cm) tall. Backboard heights may vary up to 48" (121.9 cm) adding extra length at the bottom of the backboard. For casual non-regulation courts, smaller Fan-Shaped Backboards are often used. Basketball rims are hung 10’ (3.05 m) above the court floor.

Fan-Shaped Backboard
Fan Shaped Basketball Backboards are non-regulation backboards that are typically found on casual courts at playgrounds or indoor side courts. Fan Shaped Backboards are smaller than Regulation Rectangular Backboards and have widths of 54” (137.2 cm) and heights of 33” (83.8 cm).

Collection of drawings of a Regulation Basketball Backboard illustrating the front, side, and plan views
Basketball backboards are flat elevated vertical boards with mounted baskets, or rims. Regulation basketball backboards have a width of 72” (183 cm) and a height of 42” (107 cm) with an inner rectangle that is 24” (61 cm) wide and 18” (45.7 cm) tall. All rims are hung 10’ (3.05 m) above the court.

Collection of drawings of a Regulation Basketball Backboard illustrating the front, side, and plan views
Basketball Backboards
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Height (Regulation): 42” | 107 cm
Height (Extended): 48” | 121.9 cm
Width: 72” | 182.9 cm
Height (Rim): 10’ | 3.05 m to court
Height (Inner Rectangle): 18” | 45.7 cm
Width (Inner Rectangle): 24” | 61 cm
Border (Outer): 3” | 7.6 cm
Border (Inner): 2” | 5 cm

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Basketball Backboard front elevation (regulation), side, plan, front (fan shaped)

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Giannis Antetokounmpo
Illustrated diagram comparing the height of Giannis Antetokounmpo to other basketball players

A sturdy figure, athleticism, ball-handling skills, and speed are perhaps the few characteristics Giannis Sina Ugo Antetokounmpo is known for besides his complex name and the ability to play all the five positions. The Greek man, labeled “Greek Freak” first showed his talents at Filathlitikos before moving to Milwaukee Bucks. Giannis broke history in 2016-17 by finishing top 20 in all the five statistics in a regular-season winning the NBA MVP and also named NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Besides his accurate passes, explosive shots, and aggressive tackles, Giannis is an inspiration to many people and has played for Greece in the European Basket competition and FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Giannis Antetokounmpo plays the power forward and small forward positions at a height of 6’11" (2.11 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Giannis Antetokounmpo in multiple poses measured with overall height
A sturdy figure, athleticism, ball-handling skills, and speed are perhaps the few characteristics Giannis Sina Ugo Antetokounmpo is known for besides his complex name and the ability to play all the five positions. The Greek man, labeled “Greek Freak” first showed his talents at Filathlitikos.

Giannis Antetokounmpo plays the power forward and small forward positions at a height of 6’11" (2.11 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Giannis Antetokounmpo in multiple poses measured with overall height
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Positions: Power forward, small forward

Years Active: 2013—

Birthday
December 6, 1994

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Giannis Antetokounmpo standing, shooting, dribbling, dunking

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Patrick Ewing
Scaled comparison drawings of Patrick Ewing and related basketball players

Like Steve Nash, Patrick Ewing began his sporting journey playing cricket and soccer before showing interest in basketball. The former Jamaican-American basketball player is now Georgetown University Men’s team head coach having played for Orlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics, and New York Knicks. Playing the center position, Patrick is an eleven-time All-Star who won gold medals in the 1984 and 1992 Olympic Games with the USA team. He has been admitted to the Basketball Hall of Fame on two occasions and also the US Olympic Hall of Fame. Patrick Ewing’s unyielding dedication, ambition, and determination to achieve his goals made him be recognized for being a defensive stalwart.

Patrick Ewing played the center and power forward positions at a height of 7’0” (2.13 m).

Set of illustrations of Patrick Ewing in various poses measured with overall height
Like Steve Nash, Patrick Ewing began his sporting journey playing cricket and soccer before showing interest in basketball. The former Jamaican-American basketball player is now Georgetown University Men’s team head coach having played for Orlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics, and New York Knicks.

Patrick Ewing played the center and power forward positions at a height of 7’0” (2.13 m).

Set of illustrations of Patrick Ewing in various poses measured with overall height
Patrick Ewing
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7’0” | 2.13 m
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Positions: Center, power forward

Years Active: 1985-2002

Birthday
August 5, 1962

Drawings include:
Patrick Ewing standing, shooting, dribbling, dunking

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