BLOOPERS
& TRICK SHOTS

Even the best of the best
have funny moments in their game.

Watch these videos to learn how to trick your opponents, and have fun watching some bloopers.

Bloopers: Expect the unexpected

Watch these funny bloopers of the NBA 2016 season.

Bloopers: Unseen moments

Watch funny bloopers from the NBA matches.

Bloopers: When things don’t go your way

Watch the best of NBA bloopers.

Bloopers: What’s a game without some fun?

Watch the best bloopers from the 2015 season.

Bloopers: You’ve been interrupted

Players and mascots funnily interrupt others during interviews.

Bloopers: Unseen footage from the 2015 games

Watch the funny moments from the 2015 games.

Top 10: NBA Circus shots of the season

Watch the best circuit shots by players from this year's season.

Top 10: NBA Circus shots from March

Watch the best circuit shots by player from the March games.

What goes on behind the scenes

Players and mascots add some drama to the games. Watch bloopers from the January games.

Top 10: NBA Circus shots from January

Watch the best circuit shots by player from the January games.

Monta Ellis trick shots

Watch Monta Ellis nail the pregame trick shots.

Top 10: NBA Circus shots from November

Watch the best circuit shots by player from the November games.

Who said you can’t kick for a basket

Watch NBA player Manu Ginóbili, kick a basket into the hoop like a pro.

James Harden’s one-legged free throw

Watch James Harden’s technique of one-legged free throws.

The NBA is truly entertaining

From dogs performing tricks, dancers, players enjoying themselves, the NBAs have a plethora of entertainment. Watch now.

Monta Ellis does it again: Trick shots

Watch Monta Ellis absolutely owning trick shots.

Stephen Curry:
Trick Shot

Watch Stephen Curry effortlessly nail trick shots

Stephen Curry and young fan dribble

Watch Stephen Curry practice dribbling with a young fan of his.

3 Seconds

Violation in which an offensive player remains within the key for more than 3 seconds at one time.


3-Point Play

When a player is fouled but completes the basket and is then given the opportunity to shoot one free throw to convert the 3-point play.


Alley-Oop Pass

A pass thrown to a player who is running toward the basket. The second player leaps, catches the ball in midair and dunks it or lays it in before the player lands.


Assists

An assist is a pass that leads directly to a made basket for a teammate, therefore assisting in the completion of the scoring play. An assist can be awarded for a pass to an open teammate on the perimeter for a jumpshot, a fast break pass to a teammate for a layup, a pass to a teammate in the low post that leads to a score and plenty of other game situations.


Backboard

The board that the basket is attached to. Usually made of fiberglass or wood. In the NBA, the backboard is 6 feet wide and 3 1/2 feet high.


Bank Shot

A shot aimed at the backboard, so the ball will bounce into the basket.


Baseline

The line at each end of the court, under each basket.


Baseline Out-of-
Bounds Play

A play used to return the ball to court from the baseline. The team with the ball has 5 seconds to pass the ball inbounds to a teammate.


Basket

Rim and net attached to backboard. Also means a successful shot.


Block/Blocked Shot

A block occurs when a defensive player deflects a shot attempt of an offensive player resulting in a missed shot. The defender must block the shot while the ball is traveling upward towards the basket. After the ball reaches its peak and begins to move downward toward the basket, if a defender touches the ball, then goaltending is called and the basket counts.


Block/Spot on
the Court

The block is a spot on the lane line near the basket that is used to line up for free throws. There are 2 blocks near each basket. The block is also used as a location on the court in which coaches will ask their players to position themselves on.


Bounce Pass

A pass thrown by a player to a teammate that bounces on the floor.