basketball

Summary

Summary: A competitive team sport played on a rectangular court having a raised basket at each end.

Top Publications

  1. Manzi V, D Ottavio S, Impellizzeri F, Chaouachi A, Chamari K, Castagna C. Profile of weekly training load in elite male professional basketball players. J Strength Cond Res. 2010;24:1399-406 pubmed publisher
    The aim of this study was to examine the training load (TL) profile of professional elite level basketball players during the crucial parts of the competitive season (pre-play-off finals)...
  2. Ziv G, Lidor R. Vertical jump in female and male basketball players--a review of observational and experimental studies. J Sci Med Sport. 2010;13:332-9 pubmed publisher
    ..n=26; 15 observational and 11 experimental) examining vertical jump (VJ) performances in female and male basketball players...
  3. Alferink L, Critchfield T, Hitt J, Higgins W. Generality of the matching law as a descriptor of shot selection in basketball. J Appl Behav Anal. 2009;42:595-608 pubmed publisher
    ..three-point field goals) in basketball corresponds to predictions of the generalized matching law...
  4. Ben Abdelkrim N, Chaouachi A, Chamari K, Chtara M, Castagna C. Positional role and competitive-level differences in elite-level men's basketball players. J Strength Cond Res. 2010;24:1346-55 pubmed publisher
    The purpose of the present study was to compare the physical attributes of elite men's basketball players according to age and specific individual positional roles...
  5. Herrington L. The effects of 4 weeks of jump training on landing knee valgus and crossover hop performance in female basketball players. J Strength Cond Res. 2010;24:3427-32 pubmed publisher
    Female basketball players would appear particularly prone to knee injuries. These injuries have been associated with the nature of the sport, but more specifically with the particular movement strategies adopted...
  6. Ben Abdelkrim N, Castagna C, Jabri I, Battikh T, El Fazaa S, El Ati J. Activity profile and physiological requirements of junior elite basketball players in relation to aerobic-anaerobic fitness. J Strength Cond Res. 2010;24:2330-42 pubmed publisher
    The aim of this research was to examine the demands of competitive basketball games and to study the relationship between athletes' physical capability and game performance...
  7. Ziv G, Lidor R. Physical attributes, physiological characteristics, on-court performances and nutritional strategies of female and male basketball players. Sports Med. 2009;39:547-68 pubmed publisher
    ..physiological characteristics, on-court performances and nutritional strategies of female and male elite basketball players...
  8. Santos D, Matias C, Monteiro C, Silva A, Rocha P, Minderico C, et al. Magnesium intake is associated with strength performance in elite basketball, handball and volleyball players. Magnes Res. 2011;24:215-9 pubmed publisher
    ..We aimed to understand the impact of magnesium intake on strength in elite male basketball, handball, and volleyball players. Energy and nutrient intake were assessed from seven-day diet record...
  9. Skinner B. The problem of shot selection in basketball. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e30776 pubmed publisher
    In basketball, every time the offense produces a shot opportunity the player with the ball must decide whether the shot is worth taking...

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  1. Patterson S, Picconatto W, Alexander J, Johnson R. Conservative treatment of an acute traumatic extensor carpi ulnaris tendon subluxation in a collegiate basketball player: a case report. J Athl Train. 2011;46:574-6 pubmed
    To present the case of an acute traumatic extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) subluxation in a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II female basketball player.
  2. Proverbio A, Crotti N, Manfredi M, Adorni R, Zani A. Who needs a referee? How incorrect basketball actions are automatically detected by basketball players' brain. Sci Rep. 2012;2:883 pubmed publisher
    ..that are learned by imitation and exercise are not well understood. In this study, correct and incorrect basketball actions were visually presented to professional basketball players and naïve viewers while their EEG was ..
  3. Heimmel M, Murphy M. Ocular injuries in basketball and baseball: what are the risks and how can we prevent them?. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2008;7:284-8 pubmed publisher
    Ocular trauma is a frequent result of sports-related injury during basketball and baseball. A screening sideline examination should be performed immediately to assess vision and evaluate the severity of damage...
  4. Long A, Ambegaonkar J, Fahringer P. Injury reporting rates and injury concealment patterns differ between high-school cirque performers and basketball players. Med Probl Perform Art. 2011;26:200-5 pubmed
    ..injury reporting rates and injury concealment patterns between high-school cirque performers and a peer-group of basketball players...
  5. Furley P, Memmert D, Heller C. The dark side of visual awareness in sport: Inattentional blindness in a real-world basketball task. Atten Percept Psychophys. 2010;72:1327-37 pubmed publisher
    ..In the present study, we provide evidence for the existence of inattentional blindness (IB) in a real-world basketball setting among adults (Experiment 1)...
  6. Mah C, Mah K, Kezirian E, Dement W. The effects of sleep extension on the athletic performance of collegiate basketball players. Sleep. 2011;34:943-50 pubmed publisher
    ..Eleven healthy students on the Stanford University men's varsity basketball team (mean age 19.4 ± 1.4 years)...
  7. Longo U, Loppini M, Berton A, Marinozzi A, Maffulli N, Denaro V. The FIFA 11+ program is effective in preventing injuries in elite male basketball players: a cluster randomized controlled trial. Am J Sports Med. 2012;40:996-1005 pubmed publisher
    ..The FIFA 11+ program has not been evaluated in basketball. The FIFA 11+ program is effective in reducing the rates of injury in male basketball players...
  8. Saavedra S, Mukherjee S, Bagrow J. Is coaching experience associated with effective use of timeouts in basketball?. Sci Rep. 2012;2:676 pubmed
    Experience is an important asset in almost any professional activity. In basketball, there is believed to be a positive association between coaching experience and effective use of team timeouts...
  9. Borowski L, Yard E, Fields S, Comstock R. The epidemiology of US high school basketball injuries, 2005-2007. Am J Sports Med. 2008;36:2328-35 pubmed publisher
    With more than a million high school athletes playing during the 2006-2007 academic year, basketball is one of the most popular sports in the United States. Basketball injury rates and patterns differ by gender and type of exposure...
  10. Coelho E Silva M, Moreira Carvalho H, Gonçalves C, Figueiredo A, Elferink Gemser M, Philippaerts R, et al. Growth, maturation, functional capacities and sport-specific skills in 12-13 year-old- basketball players. J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2010;50:174-81 pubmed
    The influence of maturity status on body size, functional capacities and basketball-specific skills was evaluated and multivariate relationships between domains of variables were examined in 80 male basketball players 12.0-13.9 years...
  11. Delextrat A, Baliqi F, Clarke N. Repeated sprint ability and stride kinematics are altered following an official match in national-level basketball players. J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2013;53:112-8 pubmed
    The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of playing an official national-level basketball match on repeated sprint ability (RSA) and stride kinematics. Nine male starting basketball players (22.8±2.2 years old, 191.3±5...
  12. Castagna C, Chaouachi A, Rampinini E, Chamari K, Impellizzeri F. Aerobic and explosive power performance of elite italian regional-level basketball players. J Strength Cond Res. 2009;23:1982-7 pubmed publisher
    ..was to examine the aerobic fitness and lower-limbs explosive-power abilities of Italian regional-level amateur basketball players...
  13. Osterberg K, Horswill C, Baker L. Pregame urine specific gravity and fluid intake by National Basketball Association players during competition. J Athl Train. 2009;44:53-7 pubmed publisher
    ..020). Whether initial hydration status based on a urine measure is related to subsequent drinking response during exercise or athletic competition is unclear...
  14. Zadro I, Sepulcri L, Lazzer S, Fregolent R, Zamparo P. A protocol of intermittent exercise (shuttle runs) to train young basketball players. J Strength Cond Res. 2011;25:1767-73 pubmed publisher
    The purpose of this study was to set up a protocol of intermittent exercise to train young basketball players...
  15. Erculj F, Blas M, Bračič M. Physical demands on young elite European female basketball players with special reference to speed, agility, explosive strength, and take-off power. J Strength Cond Res. 2010;24:2970-8 pubmed publisher
    ..acceleration and agility, the explosive strength of arms, and take-off power) of young elite European female basketball players...
  16. Neiman T, Loewenstein Y. Reinforcement learning in professional basketball players. Nat Commun. 2011;2:569 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we show, using the sequences of field goal attempts made by professional basketball players, that the outcome of even a single field goal attempt has a considerable effect on the rate of ..
  17. Zembron Lacny A, Slowinska Lisowska M, Ziemba A. Integration of the thiol redox status with cytokine response to physical training in professional basketball players. Physiol Res. 2010;59:239-45 pubmed
    ..of reactive oxygen species (ROS) activity and cytokines, and their relationship with thiol redox status of basketball players during training...
  18. Sporner M, Grindle G, Kelleher A, Teodorski E, Cooper R, Cooper R. Quantification of activity during wheelchair basketball and rugby at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games: A pilot study. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2009;33:210-7 pubmed publisher
    To date, no published data exists on distances and speeds traveled by rugby or basketball players during game play...
  19. Yildirim N, Comert E, Ozengin N. Shoulder pain: a comparison of wheelchair basketball players with trunk control and without trunk control. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2010;23:55-61 pubmed publisher
    The purpose of this study was to compare shoulder pain between wheelchair basketball players with trunk control and wheelchair basketball players without trunk control...
  20. Metaxas T, Koutlianos N, Sendelides T, Mandroukas A. Preseason physiological profile of soccer and basketball players in different divisions. J Strength Cond Res. 2009;23:1704-13 pubmed publisher
    ..to examine and compare the cardiorespiratory performance and isokinetic muscle strength between Greek soccer and basketball players of different divisions before starting the training season...
  21. Aglioti S, Cesari P, Romani M, Urgesi C. Action anticipation and motor resonance in elite basketball players. Nat Neurosci. 2008;11:1109-16 pubmed
    ..studies to investigate the dynamics of action anticipation and its underlying neural correlates in professional basketball players...
  22. Lam W, Maxwell J, Masters R. Analogy versus explicit learning of a modified basketball shooting task: performance and kinematic outcomes. J Sports Sci. 2009;27:179-91 pubmed publisher
    ..During a learning phase, participants (n=9 for each condition) performed a modified basketball shooting task over 3 days (160 trials per day)...
  23. Buchanan P, Vardaxis V. Lower-extremity strength profiles and gender-based classification of basketball players ages 9-22 years. J Strength Cond Res. 2009;23:406-19 pubmed publisher
    ..This study had 2 purposes: to assess the lower-extremity strength of women (W) and men (M) basketball players who were 9-22 years old, and to determine which strength measures most correctly classify the gender of ..
  24. Bourbousson J, Sève C, McGarry T. Space-time coordination dynamics in basketball: Part 1. Intra- and inter-couplings among player dyads. J Sports Sci. 2010;28:339-47 pubmed publisher
    We examined space-time patterns of basketball players during competition by analysing movement data obtained from six game sequences...
  25. Amin N, Old A, Tabb L, Garg R, Toossi N, Cerynik D. Performance outcomes after repair of complete achilles tendon ruptures in national basketball association players. Am J Sports Med. 2013;41:1864-8 pubmed publisher
    A complete rupture of the Achilles tendon is a devastating injury. Variables affecting return to competition and performance changes for National Basketball Association (NBA) players are not readily evident.
  26. Azodo C, Odai C, Osazuwa Peters N, Obuekwe O. A survey of orofacial injuries among basketball players. Int Dent J. 2011;61:43-6 pubmed publisher
    To determine the prevalence of orofacial injuries among basketball players in Benin City, Nigeria and to survey the athletes' awareness, attitude and use of mouthguards...
  27. Anderson K, Pierce D. Officiating bias: the effect of foul differential on foul calls in NCAA basketball. J Sports Sci. 2009;27:687-94 pubmed publisher
    In this study, we examined the pattern of foul calls exhibited during 365 NCAA basketball games during the 2004-2005 season...
  28. McGuine T, Brooks A, Hetzel S. The effect of lace-up ankle braces on injury rates in high school basketball players. Am J Sports Med. 2011;39:1840-8 pubmed publisher
    Ankle injuries are the most common injury in basketball players. However, no prospective studies have been performed to determine if wearing lace-up ankle braces will reduce the incidence of ankle injuries in high school athletes.
  29. Abreu A, Macaluso E, Azevedo R, Cesari P, Urgesi C, Aglioti S. Action anticipation beyond the action observation network: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study in expert basketball players. Eur J Neurosci. 2012;35:1646-54 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we used functional magnetic resonance imaging to explore, in expert basketball athletes and novices, whether the ability to make early predictions about the fate of sport-specific actions (i...
  30. Mallo G, Stanat S, Al Humadi M, Divaris N. Posterior thigh compartment syndrome as a result of a basketball injury. Orthopedics. 2009;32:923 pubmed publisher
    ..of an intrasubstance tear of the biceps femoris muscle sustained while attempting a lay-up during a recreational basketball game...
  31. Willer R, Sharkey A, Frey S. Reciprocity on the hardwood: passing patterns among professional basketball players. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e49807 pubmed publisher
    ..To this end, we investigated whether patterns of reciprocity might emerge among teammates in professional basketball games...
  32. Moreira A, Arsati F, Cury P, Franciscon C, Simões A, de Oliveira P, et al. The impact of a 17-day training period for an international championship on mucosal immune parameters in top-level basketball players and staff members. Eur J Oral Sci. 2008;116:431-7 pubmed publisher
    This investigation examined the impact of a 17-d training period (that included basketball-specific training, sprints, intermittent running exercises, and weight training, prior to an international championship competition) on salivary ..
  33. Lin Z, Chen Y, Fan C, Wu H, Lan L, Lin J. Effects of auricular acupuncture on heart rate, oxygen consumption and blood lactic acid for elite basketball athletes. Am J Chin Med. 2011;39:1131-8 pubmed
    ..Subjects were selected from twenty-four male elite university basketball players, randomly divided into two groups: auricular acupuncture group (AAG), and normal control group (NCG), ..
  34. Yaari G, Eisenmann S. The hot (invisible?) hand: can time sequence patterns of success/failure in sports be modeled as repeated random independent trials?. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e24532 pubmed publisher
    ..a much larger data set: all free throws taken during five regular seasons ([Formula: see text]) of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Evidence supporting the existence of the "hot hand" phenomenon is provided...
  35. Carvalho H, Coelho E Silva M, Goncalves C, Philippaerts R, Castagna C, Malina R. Age-related variation of anaerobic power after controlling for size and maturation in adolescent basketball players. Ann Hum Biol. 2011;38:721-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Short bursts of maximal intensity, requiring anaerobic metabolism, are important in many team sports including basketball. Variation of anaerobic power of adolescent basketball players (n = 93, 14-16 years) in relation to years before ..
  36. McLeod T, Armstrong T, Miller M, Sauers J. Balance improvements in female high school basketball players after a 6-week neuromuscular-training program. J Sport Rehabil. 2009;18:465-81 pubmed
    ..62 female high school basketball players recruited from the local high school community and assigned to a training (n = 37) or control (n = 25) ..
  37. Botzung A, Rubin D, Miles A, Cabeza R, LaBar K. Mental hoop diaries: emotional memories of a college basketball game in rival fans. J Neurosci. 2010;30:2130-7 pubmed publisher
    The rivalry between the men's basketball teams of Duke University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC) is one of the most storied traditions in college sports...
  38. Cortis C, Tessitore A, Lupo C, Pesce C, Fossile E, Figura F, et al. Inter-limb coordination, strength, jump, and sprint performances following a youth men's basketball game. J Strength Cond Res. 2011;25:135-42 pubmed publisher
    This study aimed to verify whether basketball players are able to maintain strength (handgrip), jump (countermovement jump [CMJ]), sprint (10 m and 10 m bouncing the ball [10 mBB]), and interlimb coordination (i.e...
  39. Crespo Ruiz B, Del Ama Espinosa A, Gil Agudo A. Relation between kinematic analysis of wheelchair propulsion and wheelchair functional basketball classification. Adapt Phys Activ Q. 2011;28:157-72 pubmed
    ..Ten basketball players with a functional classification ranging from 1 to 4 were included in the study...
  40. Lim B, Lee Y, Kim J, An K, Yoo J, Kwon Y. Effects of sports injury prevention training on the biomechanical risk factors of anterior cruciate ligament injury in high school female basketball players. Am J Sports Med. 2009;37:1728-34 pubmed publisher
    ..The competitive female basketball players who participated in a sports injury prevention training program would show better muscle strength and ..
  41. Schiltz M, Lehance C, Maquet D, Bury T, Crielaard J, Croisier J. Explosive strength imbalances in professional basketball players. J Athl Train. 2009;44:39-47 pubmed publisher
    Despite the high rate of lower limb injuries in basketball players, studies of the dominant-limb effect in elite athletes often neglect injury history...
  42. Faupin A, Borel B, Meyer C, Gorce P, Watelain E. Effects of synchronous versus asynchronous mode of propulsion on wheelchair basketball sprinting. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2013;8:496-501 pubmed publisher
    ..Seven wheelchair basketball players performed four maximal eight-second sprints on a wheelchair ergometer...
  43. Delextrat A, Cohen D. Strength, power, speed, and agility of women basketball players according to playing position. J Strength Cond Res. 2009;23:1974-81 pubmed publisher
    ..was to investigate the effect of playing position on strength, power, speed, and agility performances of women basketball players. Thirty subjects playing at national level participated in this study...
  44. He C, Tsai M, Ko M, Chang C, Fang S. Relationships among salivary immunoglobulin A, lactoferrin and cortisol in basketball players during a basketball season. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2010;110:989-95 pubmed publisher
    The aim of this study was to examine the changes and relationships of immune and stress parameters of basketball players during a basketball season. Eight members of National Taichung University basketball team volunteered to participate...
  45. van der Worp H, Zwerver J, Kuijer P, Frings Dresen M, van den Akker Scheek I. The impact of physically demanding work of basketball and volleyball players on the risk for patellar tendinopathy and on work limitations. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2011;24:49-55 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Basketball and volleyball players between 18 and 35 years were invited to complete an online-questionnaire concerning knee ..
  46. Waters E. Suggestions from the field for return to sports participation following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: basketball. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2012;42:326-36 pubmed publisher
    ..functional phases of rehabilitation that address exercises, drills, and return-to-play criteria for the sport of basketball, following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction...
  47. Lin Z, Lan L, He T, Lin S, Lin J, Jang T, et al. Effects of acupuncture stimulation on recovery ability of male elite basketball athletes. Am J Chin Med. 2009;37:471-81 pubmed
    ..Subjects were selected from 30 male elite university basketball players who were randomly assigned to 3 groups: acupuncture group, sham group, and normal (control) group, each ..
  48. Naziroglu M, Kilinç F, Uğuz A, Celik O, Bal R, Butterworth P, et al. Oral vitamin C and E combination modulates blood lipid peroxidation and antioxidant vitamin levels in maximal exercising basketball players. Cell Biochem Funct. 2010;28:300-5 pubmed publisher
    ..of vitamin C and E (VCE) on blood lipid peroxidation (LP) and antioxidant levels following maximal training in basketball players...
  49. de Lira C, Vancini R, Minozzo F, Sousa B, Dubas J, Andrade M, et al. Relationship between aerobic and anaerobic parameters and functional classification in wheelchair basketball players. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2010;20:638-43 pubmed publisher
    ..The aims of the present study were to evaluate aerobic and anaerobic performance of wheelchair basketball athletes and verify a correlation with the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation functional ..
  50. Park I, Lee K, Han J, Lee N, Lee W, Park K, et al. Experience-dependent plasticity of cerebellar vermis in basketball players. Cerebellum. 2009;8:334-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether macroscopic alteration in the volume of cerebellum occurs in basketball players who had learned complex motor skills and practiced them intensively for a long time...
  51. Frontera R, Zanin L, Ambrosano G, Florio F. Orofacial trauma in Brazilian basketball players and level of information concerning trauma and mouthguards. Dent Traumatol. 2011;27:208-16 pubmed publisher
    ..The purposes of this study were: to assess orofacial trauma (OT) history in basketball players, in relation to wearing mouthguards (MG), facial types, presence of mouth breathing and player's ..
  52. Attali Y. Perceived hotness affects behavior of basketball players and coaches. Psychol Sci. 2013;24:1151-6 pubmed publisher
    Although "hot hands" in basketball are illusory, the belief in them is so robust that it not only has sparked many debates but may also affect the behavior of players and coaches...
  53. Wilson M, Vine S, Wood G. The influence of anxiety on visual attentional control in basketball free throw shooting. J Sport Exerc Psychol. 2009;31:152-68 pubmed
    ..Ten basketball players took free throws in two counterbalanced experimental conditions designed to manipulate the anxiety they ..