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Basketball (Supplementary Notes)

Video Broadcast : #152
December 24, 2020


Text Update : December 25, 2020

Game

Five active players for each team

  • Point Guard
  • Shooting Guard
  • Small Forward
  • Power Forward
  • Center Forward

Scoring

  • Two points (for regular basket)
  • Three points (for a shot from beyond the arc)
  • One point (for each successful free throw)

Myanmar Basketball

  • Black Cat
    Several members played for RASU and Burma
  • U Thein Han (Maths, RIT)
    Burma Selected
  • U Soe Win (EP69)
    Captain, RIT
  • U Tommy Ah Nain (EE)
    RIT Selected
  • Saw Edison and Saw Orson
    RIT Selected

USA

  • NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)
    64 teams (Later expanded to 65 and 65)
    March Madness
  • NBA (National Basketball Association)
    Major winners include Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls
    Several European players joined NBA
    Yao Ming (first Chinese player in NBA)

Miscellaneous

  • World Championship
  • Olympics
    USA won the early championships (which allowed only amateurs)
    USSR, Yugoslavia and several nations caught up with USA

    For the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, USA sent a “Dream Team” of 11 NBA players and a Collegiate player.
    Larry Bird and Magic Johnson (Co-captains)
    Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen
    Karl Malone and John Stockton
    Patrick Ewing, David Robinson, Charles Barkley, Chris Mullen and Clyde Drexler
    Christian Laettner
  • Early days : Dominant centers
  • Later :
    Many three point attempts
    Use three or four guards (for special play)

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