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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3D
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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
Jayson Tatum
Scaled comparison drawings of Jayson Tatum and related basketball players

Jayson Tatum is one with a humble beginning but naturally built for NBA sports as he was trained earlier in his life. The African-American played for Duke Blue Devils in college before joining Boston Celtics, where he plays as a small forward and also as a power forward. Though he is yet to bag any big silverware, he went home with the 2019 Skills Challenge Trophy. Off the court, he runs the Jayson Tatum’s foundation; no wonder he is thoughtful and compassionate to people and wants to be of service. He has also represented America in the FIBA under-17 World Championship in 2014 and FIBA under-19 World Championship in 2015.

Jayson Tatum plays the small forward and power forward positions at a height of 6’8” (2.03 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Jayson Tatum in multiple poses measured with overall height
Jayson Tatum is one with a humble beginning but naturally built for NBA sports as he was trained earlier in his life. The African-American played for Duke Blue Devils in college before joining Boston Celtics, where he plays as a small forward and also as a power forward.

Jayson Tatum plays the small forward and power forward positions at a height of 6’8” (2.03 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Jayson Tatum in multiple poses measured with overall height
Jayson Tatum
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Positions: Small forward, power forward

Years Active: 2017—

Birthday
March 3, 1998

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Jayson Tatum standing, shooting, dribbling

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Wilt Chamberlain
Height comparison drawing of Wilt Chamberlain compared to other basketball players

Wilt Chamberlain is now an American entrepreneur, writer, and actor who loved challenges. After ending his professional basketball career, he played volleyball and also a role in the movie “Conan the Destroyer.” He played the center position and is highly respected in NBA history, holding the record for bagging a hundred points in a single NBA game. Wilt played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, and also LA Lakers, winning two NBA Championship, one NBA Finals MVP award, four NBA MVP honorees, thirteen NBA All-Star award, and seven All NBA First Team honorees. Wilt’s name is imprinted in the famous Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Wilt Chamberlain played the center position at a height of 7’1" (2.16 m).

Collection of drawings of Wilt Chamberlain measured with overall height
Wilt Chamberlain is now an American entrepreneur, writer, and actor who loved challenges. After ending his professional basketball career, he played volleyball and also a role in the movie “Conan the Destroyer.” Wilt holds the record for bagging a hundred points in a single NBA game.

Wilt Chamberlain played the center position at a height of 7’1" (2.16 m).

Collection of drawings of Wilt Chamberlain measured with overall height
Wilt Chamberlain
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7’1" | 2.16 m
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Positions: Center

Years Active: 1958–1973

Birthday
August 21, 1936

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Wilt Chamberlain 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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6’6" | 1.98 m
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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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LeBron James
Height comparison drawing of LeBron James compared to Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant

LeBron James is an American basketball player. He was born in Ohio, in 1984 and began playing basketball in high school. He was selected as the first overall pick for the 2003 NBA draft for his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. He established himself as one of the leading players, but left in 2010 to become a free agent, choosing to sign a contract with the Miami Heat - a decision marred with controversy. In 2018, he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron is married to his high school sweetheart, Savannah Brinson - they have three children together. It is currently often debated if he or Michael Jordan is the best basketball player of all time.

LeBron James plays the small forward and power forward positions at a height of 6'9" (2.06 m).

Series of elevation drawings of LeBron James in multiple poses measured with overall height
LeBron James is an American basketball player. He was born in Ohio, in 1984 and began playing basketball in high school. He was selected as the first overall pick for the 2003 NBA draft for his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. It is currently often debated if he is the best of all time.

LeBron James plays the small forward and power forward positions at a height of 6'9" (2.06 m).

Series of elevation drawings of LeBron James in multiple poses measured with overall height
LeBron James
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Positions: Small forward, power forward

Years Active: 2003—

Birthday
December 30, 1984

Drawings include:
LeBron James standing, shooting, dribbling, defending, dunking

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Kevin Durant
Illustrated diagram comparing the height of Kevin Durant to other basketball players

Kevin Durant is an American basketball player. He was born in Washington D.C, in 1988, and started playing sports in high school. He played for the Texas Longhorns as a college student at the University of Texas, where he was the first freshman to win national player of the year titles. He rose to fame as a player for the Oklahoma City Thunder for over eight years. Kevin Durant signed with the Golden State Warriors in 2016, winning back to back championships in 2017 and 2018, and then signed with the Brooklyn Nets in July 2019. He is one of the highest earning basketball players in the world.

Kevin Durant plays the small forward and power forward positions at a height of 6’10” (2.08 m).

Set of illustrations of Kevin Durant in various poses measured with overall height
Kevin Durant is an American basketball player. He was born in Washington D.C, in 1988, and started playing sports in high school. He played for the Texas Longhorns as a college student at the University of Texas, where he was the first freshman to win national player of the year titles.

Kevin Durant plays the small forward and power forward positions at a height of 6’10” (2.08 m).

Set of illustrations of Kevin Durant in various poses measured with overall height
Kevin Durant
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6’10” | 2.08 m
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Positions: Small forward, power forward

Years Active: 2007—

Birthday
September 29, 1988

Drawings include:
Kevin Durant standing, shooting, dribbling, dunking

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