Why is the basketball game called HORSE? The most likely explanation seems to be that players deemed five shots the ideal game time and picked a five-letter word known by people of all ages that just happened to be horse. In another universe, Trae Young and Chris Paul will be playing TAXES this weekend.
Any players who miss a shot that must be matched earn the letter “P.” Players who have already earned the first letter and miss a matched shot again earn the letter “I” and so on until a player accumulates all the letters in the word “Pig” and are thus eliminated.
Basketball is a team sport. Two teams of five players each try to score by shooting a ball through a hoop elevated 10 feet above the ground. The game is played on a rectangular floor called the court, and there is a hoop at each end. The court is divided into two main sections by the mid-court line.
If you’re playing basketball, forget the swish and go for the bank. Science has proven it’s a better shot, at least from close range. That’s because the backboard substantially increases your odds of hitting the target.
Choose a player to go first, then play proceeds clockwise. On your turn, roll both pigs simultaneously. Based on how the pigs land you collect points. You may then decide to stop and score those points or roll again.
The game is won by the player who accumulates exactly 21 points. If a player goes over 21 points, his score is reduced to 11 points. To avoid going over 21, players may choose to miss a free throw intentionally. In this instance, a free throw must hit the rim to be legal.
To start, everyone faces the basket in a single line, one behind the other. The first player in line shoots the ball. If they make it, they go to the back of the line. If they miss, they have to get their own rebound and put the ball in the basket before the person who was behind them makes their shot.
Around the World (sometimes called Around the Key) is a basketball variant played by 2 or more players, who have all agreed upon a turn order. The game requires a sequence of shooting positions to be decided upon. The object is to be the first player to make a shot from all positions.
To play, shuffle all of the cards and pass them out. The student with only a question on their card begins by reading the question. Whichever student has the answer reads it out loud and then reads the question on their card. Play continues this way until the last answer – the one with no question on the card.
Shots can be attempted from anywhere on the court. No dunking or stuffs. 3. Shots may be “slop” shots or “called” shots.
Dr. James Naismith’s Original 13 Rules of Basketball
A player who commits five personal fouls over the course of a 40-minute game, or six in a 48-minute game, fouls out and is disqualified for the remainder of the game.