I Want To Learn how to play Basketball
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Author:  downeyrobert795 [ 13 Apr 2020, 02:30 ]
Post subject:  I Want To Learn how to play Basketball

A little backstory, I've been watching basketball ever since I witnessed the game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals between the L.A. Lakers and Boston Celtics. Ever since then I was hooked by it, watching Kobe Bryant shoot clutch fadeaways, to KG's rebounds. I've also watched a lot of TV series, documentaries, clips, highlights, and shows that are related to basketball. I'm a 17 yr old male who has loved basketball for the past 7-8 years but can't do a crossover, let alone dribble-drive with my left hand. I've watched and loved it but have never been able to play it because I'm socially awkward, and I have asthma, that's why I've never been to summer workshops and the like. I want to learn basketball now but, I don't know how to approach this problem given my social awkwardness and health.

Author:  JeffHaefner [ 13 Apr 2020, 13:19 ]
Post subject:  Re: I Want To Learn how to play Basketball

I can't give you medical advice... that is up to your doctor. But if you want to play basketball, ask a few friends to go to the park and play knockout, horse, 1v1, 2v2, or any game just for fun. Here's knockout if you don't know how to play:

Once you get comfortable, maybe you can play in some pick up games. Start slow and built from there.

If you want to get better, do some of these drills at home.

Author:  user17 [ 24 Sep 2020, 02:08 ]
Post subject:  Re: I Want To Learn how to play Basketball

Generally there is very little you need to get started but it is important to get a good pair of basketball shoes as the wrong sort could lead to an injury. As the sport involves a lot of running and jumping, good support and cushioning is vital. There are high-top shoes that provide more support for ankles however feel a little heavier when playing. Mid-top shoes are a lighter choice but the downside is the ankle support is not as good. Decide on the best pair to suit your needs depending on your position and the level of competition you will be playing at.

Author:  noahwittman0208 [ 21 Oct 2020, 20:00 ]
Post subject:  Re: I Want To Learn how to play Basketball

If you have got a real taste for the game, then it might be worth joining a club where coaches can point you in the right direction and help you to develop your game. Watching other players, especially professionals, can teach the finer skills of the game such as movement, defensive and attacking tactics.

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