Basketball

Basketball is a sport played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter and 10 feet (3.0 m) high mounted to a backboard at each end. Basketball is one of the world's most popular and widely viewed sports.A team can score a field goal by shooting the ball through the basket during regular play. A field goal scores two points for the shooting team if a player is touching or closer to the basket than the three-point line, and three points (known commonly as a 3 pointer or three) if the player is behind the three-point line.
Posts about Basketball
    • The Huge Statistics of Sports on Social Media

      If there’s one thing we could learn from the current online firestorm with the NFL, the media, and sports fans, it’s the impact of social media on the sports industry. Nielsen reports that through the first six weeks of the NFL season, viewership of games is down 7.5% year over year. I have little doubt that this is largely due to the reactions and subsequent conversations amp ...

      Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blogin Social- 20 readers -
  • The Super Bowl Is Boring

    … on the performance or a ranked list asking them to compare it to years’ prior, they can walk away feeling involved. So while the National Football League has no plans of shortening the Super Bowl to reflect fidgety millennials, brands and publishers alike can exploit the most commercial Sunday of the year and make the Super Bowl just a little less boring. Shachar Orren is vice president of content at authoring and distribution platform Playbuzz. Image courtesy of Margaret Sucsy/iStock. …

    AllFacebookin Social Google Facebook Twitter- 33 readers -
  • NBA Game Livestreamed via Facebook Live, But Only in India

    … A National Basketball Association game was livestreamed via Facebook Live for the first time ever Sunday night, but only for users in India. As part of the Sacramento Kings’ fourth-annual Bollywood Night celebration of traditional Indian culture, cinema and music, the team’s 117-106 loss to the Golden State Warriors was available…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 23 readers -
  • Turner Extends Snapchat Partnership, Takes Aim at Millennials

    … When it comes to Snapchat, media giant Turner is all-in. Turner and Snapchat announced an expansion of their existing partnership, which will bring original series from Turner properties including TBS, Adult Swim, truTV, Great Big Story and Super Deluxe to the messaging application, along with a Snapchat Discover channel for Bleacher Report…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebook- 21 readers -
  • Instagram’s Best of 2016

    … LeBron James, more than 11 million Paul Pogba, more than 10 million Zlatan Ibrahimovic, more than 10 million Luis Suarez, more than 8 million Stephen Curry, more than 8 million The year’s top hashtags for sports leagues, teams and events were: #rio2016 #euro2016 #nba #wwe #realmadrid #ufc #olympics #halamadrid #nfl #mlb The 2016 sports events…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitter- 29 readers -
  • Twitter Monetizes Exclusive NBA Livestreamed Shows

    … Livestreamed sports programming on Twitter is being monetized for the first time, as American Express and JBL Harman reached an agreement for ad inventory during the National Basketball Association’s original fare for the social network. Twitter and the NBA announced in July that two exclusive original shows would be livestreamed on Twitter…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Twitter- 17 readers -
  • Facebook Prepping Instant Games Platform for Messenger?

    … with friends, where they take turns and are not playing at the same time. Facebook dabbled in similar games for Messenger earlier this year with its launch of a basketball game in March and soccer game Keepy Up on Messenger in June. Josh Constine of TechCrunch reported that King is already testing an Instant Game called Shuffle Cats Mini in New Zealand…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 16 readers -
  • Shareablee Becomes Facebook Media Solutions Partner

    … Media measurement solution Shareablee is the newest Facebook Media Solutions partner. Shareablee’s clients include CBS, NBC, ESPN, Fox News, CNN, the National Basketball Association, Warner Bros, Procter & Gamble, Hulu, AOL and Luxottica. The company said in a release that Facebook will provide it with dedicated technical and business…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 29 readers -
  • Twitter, Vine, Periscope Debut Rio 2016 Features

    … that drew the most pre-Olympics buzz. The top three countries were the U.S., Brazil and Japan. The top three sports were basketball, volleyball and swimming. And the top three athletes were Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps and Simone Biles. Twitter users: Are you ready for Rio 2016? …

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Twitter- 29 readers -
  • A Complete Guide to Twitter’s Q2 2016 Earnings Call

    … mobile MAUs represented 82 percent of total MAUs. An earnings call was held after market close Tuesday, and highlights follow, along with content from Twitter’s letter to shareholders, which was also released after market close Tuesday. Product overview Twitter highlighted the changes it introduced to its Timeline during the first quarter…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Twitter- 32 readers -
  • Facebook to Live-Stream Nine USA Basketball Exhibition Games

    … By David Cohen on Jul. 21, 2016 - 4:00 PM The U.S. men’s and women’s national basketball teams will play nine exhibition games in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, and all of them will be live-streamed via Facebook. NBA TV, the National Basketball Association’s video arm, will cover the games, which will be presented…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Facebook- 18 readers -
Get the top posts daily into your mailbox!