Basketball today is the most popular global sport. This volume on basketball covers broadly the complete field of basketball. Ideal for professionals and general reader alike, this volume contains sections covering the history of the game, the major competitions, the playing nations, the great players and the famous clubs, rules and regulations, different tactics and techniques, playing regulations, equipment, fouls, positions and structures, shooting, passing, dribbling, variations and similar games and much more. This book also includes biographies of great players of the past and today's best players along with their statistics. This book starts with the most basic of basics and explains the how and whys of basketball at a pace where even the most ignorant can soon know as much about the sport as any professional.