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Table of Contents
Part I: Basketball 101 5
Chapter 1: Bare-Bones Basketball 7
Chapter 2: The Wear and Where of Basketball 17
Chapter 3: The Rules 29
Chapter 4: Statistics 45
Part II: The Fundamentals of Basketball 65
Chapter 5: Shooting 67
Chapter 6: Offense 87
Chapter 7: Defense 109
Chapter 8: Rebounding 145
Chapter 9: Moves, Plays, and Strategies 161
Part III: The Game 179
Chapter 10: Pickup Basketball 181
Chapter 11: High School Basketball 199
Chapter 12: College Basketball 213
Chapter 13: Professional Basketball 233
Chapter 14: International Basketball 257
Part IV: And You Don’t Have to Pick Up a Ball 277
Chapter 15: You Don’t Need to Play to Be a Fan 279
Chapter 16: Filling Out Your NCAA Tournament Bracket 295
Part V: The Part of Tens 317
Chapter 17: Ten Games That Changed the Course of Basketball History 319
Chapter 18: Ten Best Basketball Websites 327
Chapter 19: Ten NBA Legends 331
Chapter 20: Ten Important Dates in Basketball History 337
Part VI: Appendixes 345
Appendix A: Glossary of Basketball Terms 347
Appendix B: Drilling the Basics 357