NBA Survival Guide: B-Ball LipGlossary With WNBA’s Tina Charles

WNBA Players4. Carry

“If the point guard or any other player has the ball, and dribbling up the court, and if the ball comes above the shoulder while in the process of running, it is called a carry.”

5. Double Dribble

“Player dribbles the ball, stops and has it in both hands and begins to dribble it again, that’s a double dribble.”

6. Three Second Call

“If the offensive team has the ball and stand in the painted area of court for more than three seconds, that’s a violation and it is also a turnover.

7. Defensive Three Second Call

This happens when “the team that’s on defense is in the painted area for three seconds and there is a technical foul on them”

8. Three-point Play

“When a player gets fouled while trying to shoot, and they get another chance to score.”

9. Backcourt Violation

This is described as a violation when a player “takes the ball and dribbles back in front of the half court line”

10. Have Fun And Enjoy The Game

For spectators to get into the sport, “having a favorite player” helps, as well as feeding off of the players energy levels during the game.”

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