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Action and Reaction pt.2

Last time I talked about Netwon's 3rd Law, and how it is similar to offense in basektball. I said that "Newton believed that every action had an equal and opposite reaction, meaning that all forces come in pairs. If object 1 exerts a force on object 2, then object 2 must exert a force back on object 1 which is equal in magnitude and opposite in direction." To be good at defense in Basketball, it would be great to follow a similar concept. On defense your goal when matched up to a player on 1 on

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Action and Reaction pt.1

Newton believed that every action had an equal and opposite reaction, meaning that all forces come in pairs. If object 1 exerts a force on object 2, then object 2 must exert a force back on object 1 which is equal in magnitude and opposite in direction. Success in Basketball can be found by folling the same kind of idea, and it applies to both offense and defense. On offense, a key to running an efficient attack would be spacing. Spacing has to do with how far each of the five offensive players

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More Basketball 2

Have you ever wondered why you always come down when you jump up? It's because of gravity a force that is always present on Earth. Gravity is what pulls you back down after you jump up. It's the reason why a basketball travels in a parabola when you shoot it. It is taking effect on the entire flight of the ball, like the incline. It's just the normal force pushing upwards against the force of gravity, but eventually once the ball reaches 0 m/s the ball starts to accelerate back down at a rate of

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More Basketball

In basketball trajectory is everything, whether it be the height you put on a lob pass to the post, or the arc you put on your shot. The lower your trajectory to 0 the flatter the arc on your shot or pass. If passed or shot at a 45 degree angle, the ball will travel the furthest distance. But when shooting, distance isn't everything, you want the highest chance of making a shot, and 45 degrees or lower, is just too flat to be consistently effective (Unless you are Kobe Bryant). Some of the best

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The Physics of Basketball

Displacement is an important thing to understand in basketball. Going in a straight line, a faster player like a point guard can cover more of the court or run farther down the court than a slower player like a center. The faster player has much more displacement than the center due to his speed. The fast player has also traveled a greater distance as well. In this video >>>>>>>>>> <<<<<<<<<<< Stephen Curry has a fastbreak dunk a

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