Basketball Online Betting
Basketball is a relatively young sport but with a lot of growth, which has led it to become part of the culture of many countries, especially in the United States, where it is one of the three most important sports, although it has a long tradition in Europe and has recently stomped on in Asia, mainly in China.
Basics of Basketball
Basketball is played in teams of 5 players and consists of putting a ball in a basket that depending on the location from which the shot is made can have a value of 2 or 3 points. Each game consists of 4 quarters of 10 minutes each and in case of a tie at the end of the match, as is usual in American sport, the game is extended until there is a winner. Each player has to dribble the ball when in possession of the ball, once he stops dribbling he can only take two steps with the ball. In each possession of the ball, the teams have 24 seconds to make a shot that touches the basket if the ball is not delivered to the opposing team.
Basketball rules vary depending on the competition, that is, the FIBA (International Basketball Federation) has its regulations that apply in most basketball tournaments in the world and the NBA and NCAA have their own regulations that, being honest, it doesn't substantially change the game, it just focuses on enabling a better show.
Origin of Basketball
In 1891, the professor of physical education at Springfield University in Massachusetts, United States, James Naismith, was assigned by the director of the institution to create a game that could be practiced in the university gym during the winter months that allow athletes to stay in shape during that period in addition to avoiding excessive contact that could cause injury. Basketball had a rapid growth since its creation that led it to expand, first at the college level and then at the professional level until it became what we know today. In fact, the sport has reached such a level that the richest athlete in history is a former basketball player, Michael Jordan.
Best teams and players
The NBA has had the peculiarity that, since its creation (originally, in 1946), the dominant teams have done it for a period of several seasons and symbolically, sometimes it seems that there was a delivery of the witness of a great team in its final stage to a young and new great team. In the 60's, the league was dominated by the Boston Celtics and in particular by the great Bill Russell, always remembered for being the most winner in NBA history with 11 championship rings. Russell had one of basketball's greatest rivalries with Wilt Chamberlain, a sports legend who has been the only one to score 100 points in an NBA game in all history and was the leader of the Philadelphia 76ers in the mid-1960s. I know he is considered one of the best in basketball.
The 80's marked a before and after in basketball that had some major changes such as the three-point shooting rule and the rivalry of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, which would become the Celtis - Lakers rivalry, one of the most important in world sport and possibly the greatest in world basketball. In 1984, a rookie named Michael Jordan would begin his NBA journey that would lead him to become, for many, the best basketball player to have played this sport in addition to leading the Chicago Bulls to reign in the league with 6 rings of champion in 8 years, led by the great Phil Jackson.
Jackson would also train the LA Lakers of the 2000s with which he would win 5 championships along with other greats in recent basketball history such as Kobe Bryant or Shaquille O'Neal. San Antonio Spurs led by Gregg Popovich was the other team that reigned during that decade with 3 championships. In recent years, Lebron James has undoubtedly been the most dominant player in the NBA individually and collectively with his 3 rings spread between the Miami Heat alongside Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade and the Cleveland Cavaliers, bringing the first championship to the franchise in his story. For their part, the Golden State Warriors, led by Steph Curry on the court and Steve Kerr on the bench, have been one of the most important dynasties in recent years in the league.
Betting on Baskteball
As is usually normal in American sport, there is no tie, so the results are limited to there being a winner and a loser in each game, hence the bets on the winner as well as the differences in points are very common, if the extension is going to be necessary, among other types of bets. An important factor when betting on basketball is the fact that the result of a game is very volatile and can change in a very short time due to how fast and fast the sport is. The combined bets in basketball are a bit risky so it is recommended that they be done when you have considerable experience as a better and as a connoisseur of the competition where you want to bet.
On the other hand, an advantage of betting on basketball is the fact that it is a very statistical sport, that it is easy to measure and monitor since there are many sources that are in charge of managing all these data, which usually helps bettors. In addition, weather conditions or the type of pitch do not influence basketball as it does in other sports, so the statistical data have a greater weight and are not subject to external elements. For these types of things, basketball can become a good alternative to start in the world of sports betting since it is a direct reflection of what the daily activity of the bettor is, the handling of the data and how to use it to take the right decisions in a bet.