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

Among the NBA plethora of young talents is Damian Lillard, who plays for Portland Trail Blazers, possessing a unique spirit that powers him. Because he is yet to be a household name, the American is constantly underrated in the NBA circles, however; he is known to have scored more points and three-pointers in the NBA bubble than any other player so far. His journey to the NBA started at the Weber State Wildcats college basketball team. The point guard is a five-time All-Star (together with Clyde Drexler) in Trail Blazers franchise history, two time NBA Second Team, and two-time NBA Skills Challenge Champion.

Damian Lillard plays the point guard position at a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Damian Lillard in multiple poses measured with overall height
Among the NBA plethora of young talents is Damian Lillard, who plays for Portland Trail Blazers, possessing a unique spirit that powers him. Because he is yet to be a household name, the American is constantly underrated in the NBA circles.

Damian Lillard plays the point guard position at a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Damian Lillard in multiple poses measured with overall height
Damian Lillard
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Positions: Point guard

Years Active: 2012—

Birthday
July 15, 1990

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Damian Lillard standing, shooting, dribbling

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Magic Johnson
Illustrated diagram comparing the height of Magic Johnson to other basketball players

Magic Johnson is perhaps notoriously known for a career life full of hiatuses. Known to be an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, philanthropist, and devoted Christian, Magic played for the Lakers as a point guard, and during his tenure won the Rookie season NBA Finals MVP award and four more championships. He also took the All-Star MVP award, three NBA MVP awards, ten All-NBA 1st and 2nd nominations, twelve All-Star games, and made nine NBA Finals appearances. He is honored to be among the extraordinary Players in NBA History. Johnson owns the Magic Johnson All-Star, which oversees exhibition games around the world.

Magic Johnson played the point guard position at a height of 6'9" (2.06 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Magic Johnson in multiple poses measured with overall height
Magic Johnson is perhaps notoriously known for a career life full of hiatuses. Known to be an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, philanthropist, and devoted Christian, Magic played for the Lakers as a point guard, and during his tenure won the Rookie season NBA Finals MVP award and 4 championships.

Magic Johnson played the point guard position at a height of 6'9" (2.06 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Magic Johnson in multiple poses measured with overall height
Magic Johnson
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Positions: Point guard

Years Active: 1979–1991, 1996, 1999–2000

Birthday
August 14, 1959

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Magic Johnson standing, shooting, dribbling

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Kobe Bryant

You can’t talk about basketball without the name of the late Kobe Bryant coming into play. Calling himself the “Black Mamba,” Kobe is the greatest in his time and even after his death, especially in discussions of how many medals he has won. And speaking of medals, the former LA Lakers shooting guard has five NBA Championships, eighteen All-Star awards, twelve All-Defensive Team awards, fifteen All-NBA Team member honorees, and an MVP award besides the two gold medals he won in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic before retiring. He was a mentor, role model, leader, champion; basically all you could look for in a basketball player.

Kobe Bryant played the small forward and shooting guard positions at a height of 6'6" (1.98 m).

Pair of dimensioned height drawings of Kobe Bryant at 6 foot 6 inches (1.98 m) tall
You can’t talk about basketball without the name of the late Kobe Bryant coming into play. Calling himself the “Black Mamba,” Kobe is the greatest in his time and even after his death, especially in discussions of how many medals he has won. Kobe was a mentor, role model, leader, and champion.

Kobe Bryant played the small forward and shooting guard positions at a height of 6'6" (1.98 m).

Pair of dimensioned height drawings of Kobe Bryant at 6 foot 6 inches (1.98 m) tall
Kobe Bryant
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Death: January 26, 2020 (41)
Positions: Small Forward, Shooting Guard
Years Active: 1996-2016

Birthday
August 23, 1978

Drawings include:
Kobe Bryant standing, standing (rest), dribbling, layup, jump shot

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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
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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

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Kevin Durant standing, shooting, dribbling, dunking

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Tim Duncan
Height comparison drawing of Tim Duncan compared to other basketball players

Tim Duncan is now an assistant basketball coach for the San Antonio Spurs. He played both the power forward and center positions for the Spurs, becoming a fifteen-time NBA All-Star, two-time NBA MVP, five-time NBA Champion, and three-time NBA Finals MVP besides other many defensive accolades. Tim was often relaxed and focussed during play, plus possessing an easy-going and simple personality showing consistency and with the most career double-doubles in the league. Tim is among the few extraordinary power forwards in NBA History. Besides basketball, he is also a good swimmer and operates the Tim Duncan Foundation for raising health awareness and supporting youth education.

Tim Duncan played the power forward and center positions at a height of 6’11" (2.11 m).

Collection of drawings of Tim Duncan measured with overall height
Tim Duncan is now an assistant basketball coach for the San Antonio Spurs. He played both the power forward and center positions for the Spurs, becoming a fifteen-time NBA All-Star, two-time NBA MVP, five-time NBA Champion, and three-time NBA Finals MVP besides other many defensive accolades.

Tim Duncan played the power forward and center positions at a height of 6’11" (2.11 m).

Collection of drawings of Tim Duncan measured with overall height
Tim Duncan
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6’11" | 2.11 m
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Positions: Power forward, center

Years Active: 1997-2016

Birthday
April 25, 1976

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Tim Duncan standing, shooting, dribbling

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