Basketball Party Supplies are based on the game of Basketball and Basketball has been on of the most popular kids’ birthday party themes of all times. So, if you were searching for Basketball Party Supplies, you’ve landed on the right page!
Basketball Party Supplies – The Background
Basketball Party Supplies are based on the basketball, one of the world’s most popular and widely viewed outdoor sports. The goal of the game is to score points by shooting (throwing) the ball through the opponents’ basket from above. There are a set of rules to be followed while playing the game.
In FIBA games there are four 10-minute quarters whereas in NBA the four quarters of 12 minutes each. High school games have 8-minute quarters and college games have two halves of 20 minutes each. Half-time breaks are of 15 minutes in FIBA, NBA, and NCAA but only 10 minutes in high school. In the second half, the teams exchange their respective fields, also known as exchanging baskets. If the scores are level, there is an overtime period of five minutes except for high school games where the duration is of four minutes in length. A stop watch is used during the game and the ticking of the clock is stopped as soon as the game is not in action, hence the games take much more time to complete and the actual duration of the game is around two hours.
There are five players from each team on the field. Unlimited players can be substituted when the game is not in the action. Teams have coach, assistant coaches, managers, statisticians, doctors and trainers. Team coaches can request a limited number of clock stoppages (time-outs). Sometimes, time-outs are mandatory in NBA games. The clock stoppages were used to be of 100 seconds or less, but now, due to the commercial breaks of the television, the duration of the time-outs varies.
The standard uniform for both men’s and women’s teams is a jersey with a clearly visible number unique within the team that is printed on both the front and back and a pair of shorts. Normally the name of the team and the player is also printed on the dress. At many places, the name of the sponsors is also printed on the uniform.
There are referees to control the game. They keep track of the scoring, timekeeping, individual and team fouls, player substitutions, team possession arrow, and the shot clock.
The basketball court is a flat, rectangular surface, usually constructed from maple planks, that has basketball hoops (baskets) at opposite ends. In the international arena a regulation basketball court is 91.9 ft (28 meters) long and 49.2 ft (15 meters) wide. In the NBA and NCAA games the court is 28.7 m (94 feet) in length and 15.2 m (50 feet) in width. The basketball court usually has the name and logo of the home team painted at the center.
A regulation basketball hoop is made of a steel rim 45.7 cm (18 inches) in diameter. A net is attached to it. The basket is attached to a backboard that measures 182.9 cm (6 feet) by 106.7 cm (3.5 feet). The basket is mounted at 3.05 m (10 feet) height and 121.9 cm (4 feet) inside the baseline.
The official ball size for men’s game is 74.9 cm (29.5 inches) in circumference (also known as size 7, or a “295 ball”) and weighs 624 g (22 ounces). For women the official basketball size is 72.4 cm (28.5 inches) in circumference (Known as size 6, or a “285 ball”) and weighs 567 g (20 ounces).
Each team tries to outscore one’s opponents by shooting the ball through opponent’s basket. This scoring is called a shot. A shot scores two points. If the shot is taken from beyond the three-point arc it is worth 3 points. The 3-point arc is 20 ft 6 in (6.25 meters) from the basket in international games and 7.24 m (23 feet 9 inches) in NBA games. The players can travel with the ball while dribbling (bouncing) it. They can also pass (throw) the ball to other players. It is not allowed to carry the ball without dribbling.
Some of the famous players of basketball are George Mikan, Bob Cousy, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal, Karl Malone, John Stockton, Julius Erving, Dirk Nowitzki, Dražen Petrović, Larry Bird, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and Michael Jordan.
Basketball Party Supplies – The Options
You may select Basic Party Pack from our Basketball Party Supplies which includes all the stuff you need for 8 guests. Or you may go with the Deluxe Party Pack from our Basketball Kids Party Supplies that has much more items than the Basketball Basic Pack. The Basketball deluxe pack is also for 8 guests. If you need favor boxes as well, I would suggest you to choose the combination of Deluxe Party Pack & 8 Favor Boxes from our Basketball Kids Birthday Party Supplies as it would cost you much more if you purchase them separately. If you think that the number of guests may exceed 8 you should consider Basketball Party Pack Add-On as it contains extra items for the extra guests. You may order Basketball Party Favor Boxes separately as well.
I’ve personally used Basketball Party Supplies for my kid’s birthday and through my personal experience I would recommend it to all Basketball lover kids. You’ll score big with a basketball party!