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
Allen Iverson
Height comparison drawing of Allen Iverson compared to other basketball players

Allen Iverson is probably the only ex-basketball player who is a two-sided coin possessing a polarizing mindset. Though he also did acting and rapping aside from basketball, his life is full of controversy and legal battles. Iverson, nicknamed “AI” or “The Answer” has played for the Philadelphia 76 ers, Denver Nuggets, the Memphis Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons, and Besiktas. Allen played both the point guard and shooting guard positions, winning the All-Star Game MVP award twice, NBA All-Star on eleven occasions, NBA MVP, and NBA Steals leader on three occasions. Because of these field successes, he was admitted in 2016 to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Allen Iverson played the point guard and shooting guard positions at a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Collection of drawings of Allen Iverson measured with overall height
Allen Iverson is probably the only ex-basketball player who is a two-sided coin possessing a polarizing mindset. Though he also did acting and rapping aside from basketball, his life is full of controversy and legal battles. Iverson is nicknamed “AI” or “The Answer”.

Allen Iverson played the point guard and shooting guard positions at a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Collection of drawings of Allen Iverson measured with overall height
Allen Iverson
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Positions: Point guard, shooting guard

Years Active: 1996-2011

Birthday
June 7, 1975

Drawings include:
Allen Iverson standing, shooting, dribbling

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Giannis Antetokounmpo
Illustrated diagram comparing the height of Giannis Antetokounmpo to other basketball players

A sturdy figure, athleticism, ball-handling skills, and speed are perhaps the few characteristics Giannis Sina Ugo Antetokounmpo is known for besides his complex name and the ability to play all the five positions. The Greek man, labeled “Greek Freak” first showed his talents at Filathlitikos before moving to Milwaukee Bucks. Giannis broke history in 2016-17 by finishing top 20 in all the five statistics in a regular-season winning the NBA MVP and also named NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Besides his accurate passes, explosive shots, and aggressive tackles, Giannis is an inspiration to many people and has played for Greece in the European Basket competition and FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Giannis Antetokounmpo plays the power forward and small forward positions at a height of 6’11" (2.11 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Giannis Antetokounmpo in multiple poses measured with overall height
A sturdy figure, athleticism, ball-handling skills, and speed are perhaps the few characteristics Giannis Sina Ugo Antetokounmpo is known for besides his complex name and the ability to play all the five positions. The Greek man, labeled “Greek Freak” first showed his talents at Filathlitikos.

Giannis Antetokounmpo plays the power forward and small forward positions at a height of 6’11" (2.11 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Giannis Antetokounmpo in multiple poses measured with overall height
Giannis Antetokounmpo
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Positions: Power forward, small forward

Years Active: 2013—

Birthday
December 6, 1994

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Giannis Antetokounmpo standing, shooting, dribbling, dunking

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Chris Paul
Illustrated diagram comparing the height of Chris Paul to other basketball players

The NBA recognizes Chris Paul for several things. First, for being among the world’s highest-paid athletes. Second, his love for playing point guard only, and third, not playing up-tempo but preferring the half-court. The Oklahoma City Thunder player has two Olympic gold medals, has won the NBA All-Star Game MVP award and NBA Rookie of the Year Award. In high school, he took the McDonald’s All-American award. Besides his on-court achievements, Chris has been the President of the National Basket Players Association. All these he achieved by being relentless, combined with his entrepreneurial and family-oriented spirit. Chris has played for the Rockets, LA Clippers, and New Orleans Hornets.

Chris Paul plays the point guard position at a height of 6’1" (1.85 m).

Set of illustrations of Chris Paul in various poses measured with overall height
The NBA recognizes Chris Paul for several things. First, for being among the world’s highest-paid athletes. Second, his love for playing point guard only, and third, not playing up-tempo but preferring the half-court. The Oklahoma City Thunder player has two Olympic gold medals.

Chris Paul plays the point guard position at a height of 6’1" (1.85 m).

Set of illustrations of Chris Paul in various poses measured with overall height
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Positions: Point guard

Years Active: 2005—

Birthday
May 6, 1985

Drawings include:
Chris Paul standing, shooting, dribbling

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Dwyane Wade
Height comparison drawing of Dwyane Wade compared to other basketball players

Dwyane Wade was a former American professional player for the Miami Heat, considered being hyperactive and full of energy, pushing himself to greater heights. Dwyane was known for his signature one-two step and holds the record in Miami for games, points, steals, assists, shots made, and taken. He is a three-time NBA Champion, thirteen-time NBA All-Star, and was awarded the NBA Finals MVP in 2006. He played the position shooting guard and helped the US Team win gold in the 2008 Summer Olympics. He has appeared in America’s Got Talent as a judge and is actively looking for and developing young talents besides his other philanthropic efforts.

Dwyane Wade played the point guard and shooting guard positions at a height of 6’4” (1.93 m).

Collection of drawings of Dwyane Wade measured with overall height
Dwyane Wade was a former American professional player for the Miami Heat, considered being hyperactive and full of energy, pushing himself to greater heights. Dwyane was known for his signature one-two step and holds the record in Miami for games, points, steals, assists, shots made, and taken.

Dwyane Wade played the point guard and shooting guard positions at a height of 6’4” (1.93 m).

Collection of drawings of Dwyane Wade measured with overall height
Dwyane Wade
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Positions: Point guard, shooting guard

Years Active: 2003–2019

Birthday
January 17, 1982

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Dwyane Wade 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

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Charles Barkley standing, shooting, dribbling, dunking

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