Basketball is one of the most interesting sports in the world because it is popularized by National Basketball Association (NBA) in the United States. Sports businessmen spent billions or even trillions worth of investments to generate a realistic sporting event that is published globally. Since the sport is originally made to entertain Americas, the number of international audiences generated a phenomenal stake. This is why commissioners of the NBA are airing live events to accommodate basketball enthusiasts around the world to watch their favorite star athletes. Basketball is also popular in other countries such as Serbia, Argentina, Spain, China, Australia, South Korea, Japan, and the Philippines. This game is considered one of the most popular sports after football or soccer.
My favorite game is basketball because it showcases the ability of an individual to score a game by just shooting the ball in the ring. There are two basketball rings, in which, each team will shoot the ball during the game. The mechanics of the game require players to have the time to strategize with each other in order to score a point against their opponent by shooting or making a dunk to earn a point. The team that garnered the most point will win the match. Each team is given four chances to score a point that is represented by a quarter. The duration of each quarter is 12 minutes. If both teams tied at the end of the 4th quarter, there is an extended period of three minutes to have a chance to outpace each other. The duration exempts a player who committed a foul because the victim is given the chance to score at least two points (NBA, 2014).
Another favorite reason is the presence of basketball star players. The most valuable basketball players are the inspirations to the audiences and future players of the game. Most basketball stars are the main promoters of their brand, which allow enthusiasts to further draw their attention to the sport and follow the star’s activities. Basketball game is responsible for generating future players because they are inspired to commit themselves into the sports. This is because they will surely follow their favorite players which will transform them as the future of basketball. Some basketball stars become endorsers of well-known brands around the world, which further increase their popularity. Product endorsements silently promote the original profession of basketball stars because they already established themselves as household names in the field of that particular sport.
One interesting perception about basketball is that players are commonly tall. When you reach a height of at least 6’5 and above, you are already entitled to become a professional basketball player. Fans envy tall heights, which is why there are supplements that are now helpful to fulfill their dream to become tall players. As a player, height is considered might because you have the power to dominate against other players who are smaller. This makes the sport competitive because it is contact sports wherein players are required to get the ball and make a point by shooting it. Height does everything to a player because they can block, steal, and dunk the basket in order to create a point and winning the game. If you are small, the chances of dominating the game are sometimes slim because you are easily overpowered by taller players.
- National Basketball Association [NBA] (2014). “Official Rules of the National Basketball Association” (PDF).