basketball basketball  /ˈbæ skət ˌbɔl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop
  2. (n) an inflated ball used in playing basketball

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Yao dominated Chinese basketball so completely that it was clear he needed more than the underwhelming competition his compatriots offered.
  2. US men's basketball team passes huge test, but the much-anticipated game gave all sides something to cheer.
  3. Saud, 17, and her sister Lina, 14, are Palestinian, and grew up in New Jersey playing basketball.

News

  1. LU basketball to net $225K payday next season

    LU basketball to net $225K payday next season Beaumont Enterprise Copyright 2013 Beaumont Enterprise. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 10:28 am, Thursday, June 13, 2013 According to his contact, Knight is required to produce a minimum of $225,000 in income annually from scheduled games. The thousands of dollars exchanged ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Beaumont Enterprise

  2. Basketball Brief: Koubek Basketball Camp announces new family camp

    CLIFTON PARK – Greg Koubek, the first player ever to appear in four NCAA Final Four’s, has announced an additional Weekend Family Basketball Camp for the Adirondack region’s largest summer basketball camps. The camp will be held August 16-18 at Brant Lake Camp and is open to all parents and their children six- to 12-years-old, regardless of their basketball experience.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Community News

  3. Basketball skills improved at Rising Stars camp

    The Rising Stars Basketball Camp took place this week at Alice High School. The five-day camp for first through sixth graders, led by Lady Coyotes basketball coach Tracy Zamora, was held for its secon
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Alice Echo-News Journal

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Quotes

  1. "I would like to announce my plans to retire from the National Basketball Association," Iverson said in a statement released to Stephen A. Smith, who first announced Iverson's decision on his personal web site. "I always thought that when I...
    on Nov 25, 2009 By: Allen Iverson Source: Yahoo! Sports

  2. "First of all, it was a great basketball game. I want to congratulate an amazing Butler team and their fans," Duke's coach's Mike Krzyzewski, the Coach K, said.
    on Apr 5, 2010 By: Mike Krzyzewski Source: eTaiwan News

  3. Near the start of Friday's show, Imus said he wanted to "apologize for an insensitive and ill-conceived remark we made the other morning referring to the Rutgers women's basketball team." "It was completely inappropriate, and we can...
    on Apr 6, 2007 By: Don Imus Source: ESPN

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