Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players score points by shooting (throwing) a ball through an elevated hoop located on either side of the rectangular court. To advance the ball down the court, players must bounce the ball (dribble) or pass it to a teammate. Points can be earned by shooting a three-pointer (behind the three-point line), a two-point field goal (anywhere not beyond the three-pointer), or a one-point foul shot (after the referee determines a foul). Basketball requires considerable skills related to teamwork, accuracy, ball handling, speed, agility, size and strength. Basketball has become one of the world’s most popular sports.

How long is a basketball game?

The average NBA basketball game lasts between two and two and a half hours. Although there are only 48 total minutes of time on the clock in an NBA game, the regulation time is stopped often for fouls, timeouts, and when the ball is out of bounds.

What is a triple double in basketball?

A triple-double in basketball is a term used to describe the impactful performance of a player that achieved a double-digit number in three of the five statistical basketball categories of points, assists, rebounds, steals, and blocked shots.

How many periods are in basketball?

College basketball games are played with two 20 minute periods, while professional NBA basketball games consist of four quarters of 12 minutes each.

Basketball Guides
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6’0” | 1.83 m
June 7, 1975
Allen Iverson
183.000
1975.00
129000
3D
Allen Iverson
6’10” | 2.08 m
March 11, 1993
Anthony Davis
208.000
1993.00
578000
3D
Anthony Davis
9.43”-9.51” | 24-24.2 cm
Basketball
24.200
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6'9" | 2.06 m
February 12, 1934
Bill Russell
206.000
1934.00
82000
3D
Bill Russell
6’8” | 2.03 m
May 29, 1984
Carmelo Anthony
203.000
1984.00
489000
3D
Carmelo Anthony
6’6" | 1.98 m
February 20, 1963
Charles Barkley
198.000
1963.00
176000
3D
Charles Barkley
6’1" | 1.85 m
May 6, 1985
Chris Paul
185.000
1985.00
287000
3D
Chris Paul
6’2” | 1.88 m
July 15, 1990
Damian Lillard
188.000
1990.00
206000
3D
Damian Lillard
7’0” | 2.13 m
June 19, 1978
Dirk Nowitzki
213.000
1978.00
83000
3D
Dirk Nowitzki
6’4” | 1.93 m
January 17, 1982
Dwyane Wade
193.000
1982.00
294000
3D
Dwyane Wade
6’11" | 2.11 m
December 6, 1994
Giannis Antetokounmpo
211.000
1994.00
472000
3D
Giannis Antetokounmpo
5’9” | 1.75 m
February 7, 1989
Isaiah Thomas
175.000
1989.00
471000
3D
Isaiah Thomas
6’5” | 1.96 m
August 26, 1989
James Harden
196.000
1989.00
419000
3D
James Harden
6’8” | 2.03 m
March 3, 1998
Jayson Tatum
203.000
1998.00
160000
3D
Jayson Tatum
6'7" | 2.01 m
September 14, 1989
Jimmy Butler
201.000
1989.00
307000
3D
Jimmy Butler
7’0” | 2.13 m
March 16, 1994
Joel Embiid
213.000
1994.00
207000
3D
Joel Embiid
7’2” | 2.18 m
April 16, 1947
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
218.000
1947.00
139000
3D
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
6'7" | 2.01 m
June 29, 1991
Kawhi Leonard
201.000
1991.00
1400000
3D
Kawhi Leonard
6’10” | 2.08 m
September 29, 1988
Kevin Durant
208.000
1988.00
1100000
3D
Kevin Durant
6’11" | 2.11 m
May 19, 1976
Kevin Garnett
211.000
1976.00
61000
3D
Kevin Garnett
6’6” | 1.98 m
August 23, 1978
Kobe Bryant
198.000
1978.00
393000
3D
Kobe Bryant
6'9" | 2.06 m
December 7, 1956
Larry Bird
206.000
1956.00
144000
3D
Larry Bird
6'9" | 2.06 m
December 30, 1984
LeBron James
206.000
1984.00
1810000
3D
LeBron James
6'7" | 2.01 m
February 28, 1999
Luka Dončić
201.000
1999.00
478000
3D
Luka Dončić
6'9" | 2.06 m
August 14, 1959
Magic Johnson
206.000
1959.00
203000
3D
Magic Johnson
6’6" | 1.98 m
February 17, 1963
Michael Jordan
198.000
1963.00
499000
3D
Michael Jordan
7’0” | 2.13 m
February 19, 1995
Nikola Jokić
213.000
1995.00
135000
3D
Nikola Jokić
7’0” | 2.13 m
August 5, 1962
Patrick Ewing
213.000
1962.00
67000
3D
Patrick Ewing
6’3" | 1.91 m
November 12, 1988
Russell Westbrook
191.000
1988.00
496000
3D
Russell Westbrook
7’1” | 2.16 m
March 6, 1972
Shaquille O’Neal
216.000
1972.00
327000
3D
Shaquille O’Neal
6’3" | 1.91 m
March 14, 1988
Steph Curry
191.000
1988.00
431000
3D
Steph Curry
6’3" | 1.91 m
February 7, 1974
Steve Nash
191.000
1974.00
76000
3D
Steve Nash
6’11" | 2.11 m
April 25, 1976
Tim Duncan
211.000
1976.00
82000
3D
Tim Duncan
7’1" | 2.16 m
August 21, 1936
Wilt Chamberlain
216.000
1936.00
145000
3D
Wilt Chamberlain
Yao Ming
107000
7’6” | 2.29 m
September 12, 1980
Yao Ming
229.000
1980.00
107000
3D
Yao Ming
6’6" | 1.98 m
July 6, 2000
Zion Williamson
198.000
2000.00
848000
3D
Zion Williamson
Russell Westbrook
Illustrated diagram comparing the height of Russell Westbrook to other basketball players

Russell Westbrook is not only a star in the court but also in the fashion space because of his colorful and creative outfit. Friends say he has a ridiculous prowess combined with speed and agility, but that has done little to undo his poor reputation of being difficult to cooperate with. The point guard bagged two gold medals after playing in the 2010 and 2012 FIBA World Championship. Now playing for the Houston Rockets after being traded from the Oklahoma City, Russell is a nine-time NBA All-Star and eight-time All-NBA Team. He has also won back-to-back NBA All-Star Game MVP awards and gone into history books for garnering more triple-double in a season.

Russell Westbrook plays the point guard position at a height of 6’3" (1.91 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Russell Westbrook in multiple poses measured with overall height
Russell Westbrook is not only a star in the court but also in the fashion space because of his colorful and creative outfit. Friends say he has a ridiculous prowess combined with speed and agility, but that has done little to undo his poor reputation of being difficult to cooperate with.

Russell Westbrook plays the point guard position at a height of 6’3" (1.91 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Russell Westbrook in multiple poses measured with overall height
Russell Westbrook
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Positions: Point guard

Years Active: 2008—

Birthday
November 12, 1988

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Russell Westbrook standing, shooting, dribbling

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Luka Dončić
Height comparison drawing of Luka Dončić compared to other basketball players

Luka Dončić has more European awards than NBA awards, probably because of his nationality (Slovenian) and his earlier club Real Madrid, which he joined from Union Olimpija. He won the EuroLeague MVP and Final Four MVP. His other accolades include ACB Best Young Player awards, EuroLeague Rising Star, and ACB Most Valuable Player awards. Now playing for the Mavericks, he is regarded as a positionless guard exhibited by his strength and size in the guard position. Being the best International and European prospect in the NBA, Dončić’s heavier set does not prevent him from doing prolific shots, floaters, three-pointers, and mid-range jumps and being practical with a down-to-earth personality.

Luka Dončić plays the small forward and point guard positions at a height of 6'7" (2.01 m).

Collection of drawings of Luka Dončić measured with overall height
Luka Dončić has more European awards than NBA awards, probably because of his nationality (Slovenian) and his earlier club Real Madrid, which he joined from Union Olimpija. He won the EuroLeague MVP and Final Four MVP. Now playing for the Mavericks, he is regarded as a positionless guard.

Luka Dončić plays the small forward and point guard positions at a height of 6'7" (2.01 m).

Collection of drawings of Luka Dončić measured with overall height
Luka Dončić
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Positions: Small forward, point guard

Years Active: 2018—

Birthday
February 28, 1999

Drawings include:
Luka Dončić standing, shooting, dribbling

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Kawhi Leonard
Illustrated diagram comparing the height of Kawhi Leonard to other basketball players

Dominance is perhaps what many uses to describe Kahwi Leonard despite his quiet nature and low profile. The Raptors played in their first NBA championship in 2019 thanks to his effort to guard against opposing star players. Labeled “Klaw” or “Claw,” the small forward, now playing for LA Clippers, has won two Defensive Player of the Year awards, bagged six All-Defensive Team selections besides taking home the All-Star award four times. The American has also played for the Spurs and is also a two All-NBA First Team Selections. He has the skills to shoot from midrange, position up opponents, and do pull-up jumpers and fadeaways.

Kawhi Leonard plays the small forward and shooting guard positions at a height of 6'7" (2.01 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Kawhi Leonard in multiple poses measured with overall height
Dominance is perhaps what many uses to describe Kahawi Leonard despite his quiet nature and low profile. The Raptors played in their first NBA championship in 2019 thanks to his effort to guard against opposing star players. Labeled “Klaw” or “Claw,” the small forward is now playing for LA Clippers.

Kawhi Leonard plays the small forward and shooting guard positions at a height of 6'7" (2.01 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Kawhi Leonard in multiple poses measured with overall height
Kawhi Leonard
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Positions: Small forward, shooting guard

Years Active: 2011—

Birthday
June 29, 1991

Drawings include:
Kawhi Leonard standing, shooting, dribbling

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Bill Russell
Scaled comparison drawings of Bill Russell and related basketball players

Bill Russell may be the most decorated former NBA player in basketball history. The former Boston Celtics player has a bronze statue in his honor in Boston and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom as a player and as a champion for human rights. He too has been admitted to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and FIBA Hall of Fame. Bill played the center position and bagged a gold medal in the Olympics, eleven NBA Championship, twelve All-Star awards, and five NBA MVP. In the field, Bill was recognized by his intelligence, sense of humor, and his man-to-man defense and shot-blocking tactics.

Bill Russell played the center position at a height of 6'9" (2.06 m).

Set of illustrations of Bill Russell in various poses measured with overall height
Bill Russell may be the most decorated former NBA player in basketball history. The former Boston Celtics player has a bronze statue in his honor in Boston and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom as a player and as a champion for human rights.

Bill Russell played the center position at a height of 6'9" (2.06 m).

Set of illustrations of Bill Russell in various poses measured with overall height
Bill Russell
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Positions: Center

Years Active: 1956-1969

Birthday
February 12, 1934

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Bill Russell standing, shooting, dribbling

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Charles Barkley
Scaled comparison drawings of Charles Barkley and related basketball players

Basketball like any other sports is not short of controversial players on and off the court like Charles Barkley, who have had their names imprinted in the game’s black book. He started with the Philadelphia 76 ers, before moving to the Phoenix Suns and the Houston Rockets where he became the most dominant power forward. His short nature did not prevent him from scoring and defending. Charles has won the NBA All-Star award eleven times and also two gold medals in the Olympic games of 1992 and 1996. Currently, Charles nicknamed “Sir Charles,” is an NBA analyst, and despite being controversial and outspoken, he is still loved for being honest and humorous.

Charles Barkley played the small forward and power forward positions at a height of 6’6" (1.98 m).

Set of illustrations of Charles Barkley in various poses measured with overall height
Basketball like any other sports is not short of controversial players on and off the court like Charles Barkley, who have had their names imprinted in the game’s black book. He started with the Philadelphia 76 ers, before moving to the Phoenix Suns and the Houston Rockets.

Charles Barkley played the small forward and power forward positions at a height of 6’6" (1.98 m).

Set of illustrations of Charles Barkley in various poses measured with overall height
Charles Barkley
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Positions: Small forward, power forward

Years Active: 1984–2000

Birthday
February 20, 1963

Drawings include:
Charles Barkley standing, shooting, dribbling, dunking

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