A blog by students from Itäkeskus High School



Basketball is a teamsport. Five players can be on the playing area per each team. You can score points by throwing / shooting the ball through the top of a basketball hoop. There is a point limit for example if you score inside the ring you will get two points and if you score outside the ring you get three points. Regular basketball hoop consist a rim which is 45.7 centimeters and 3.05 meters long. Regular basketball court size is 28 metres long and 15 metres wide. To move with the basketball you have to always bounce it or you will get a foul and it’s called traveling and you can’t carry the ball that is a violation. An attempt to unfairly disadvantage an opponent through physical contact is illegal and is called a foul. Players who are fouled they receive a free throw.

About basketball ball. Official sizes are 74.9 for mens and 72.4 for womens.Official NBA Basketball

Official NBA Basketball

NBA (National Basketball Association) is a professional basketball league which contains thirty teams. The league was founded in New York City on June 6, 1949.

NBA Logo

NBA Logo

Team spirit, strategy and communication is the key to success. Strategy is very importan in basketball. Every players have their own position it’s defensive or offensive, depends on player.  Passing is really important. No one want’s to play with someone who doesn’t pass or being a hero.

Strategy, positions.

Positions and strategy.

There is some mini games that you can play outdoor or indoor: 21, 42, Around the world, Bounce, Firing squad, Fiver, HORSE, Hotshot, Knockout, Onet-shot Conquer, Steal the Bacon, Tip-it, Tips and “The one”.

Official NBA site www.nba.com

I got really interested in basketball when i was about 9 years old. I played basketball in primary school with my friends, but it was not cool to play because i was short like a midget and the basketball was heavy so it was hard to throw it. I had some injuries on my nails because when someone passes to you and you try to catch it but then the ball hits on your nails and it hurts and my nails started to bleed. Growing up i have learned some tricks and now it’s really cool to play because i can now score more often and i like free throws its my favourite. I usually play in indoor and rarely outdoor. I don’t like outdoor / street basketball that much. I still play basketball but i don’t practise that much anymore. My favourite player is Kobe Bryant from Los Angeles Lakers.

Essay by Billy