You're the Basketball Ref: Mind-Boggling Questions to Test Your Basketball Knowledge

You're the Basketball Ref: Mind-Boggling Questions to Test Your Basketball Knowledge

by Wayne Stewart


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Do you think you know basketball? Do you think you know it well enough to take the court as an NBA or NCAA referee and accurately make the really tough calls? Well, here’s your chance to prove how much you really know about the history and rules of one of the world’s most popular sports.

You’re the Basketball Ref, newly updated with a dozen fresh scenarios, is designed to inform, challenge, and entertain basketball fans. A brief introduction to the history of basketball is followed by an overview of NBA and NCAA matters. Topics range from situations that typically come up in games—traveling and shot clock violations, for example—to rules that are just a bit more unusual or, for the casual fan, more obscure. Then quiz yourself on what call you would make in each scenario!

Many of the situations in You’re the Basketball Ref come from real games, but some scenarios are made up to illustrate specific points or rules. So don your stripes, grab your whistle, and take your position on the court. After all, you’re the ref!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510743335
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 03/12/2019
Edition description: Expanded
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 1,264,102
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Wayne Stewart has been a professional sportswriter for more than thirty-five years and has authored thirty books, including Name that Ballplayer, You’re the Umpire, and The Little Giant Book of Basketball Facts.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Section 1 Brief Basketball Background 5

Section 2 NBA/ABA Rules and Situations 11

Section 2 Answers 29

Section 3 NCAA Men's Rules and Situations 69

Section 3 Answers 87

Section 4 Other Levels of Basketball 119

Section 4 Answers 133

Section 5 Bonus Questions 147

Section 5 Answers 155

Section 6 So You Still Want to Be a Ref? 161

Section 7 Can You Be a Ref? 173

Section 8 Quizzes for the Basketball Junkie 179

Acknowledgments 209

About the Author 211

Sources 213

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