Preparation is in the Details

Interesting article from SI.com here about the little wrinkles in lighting, basket position, and floors that vary from arena to arena.

“The stanchions are different a lot of times in different places,” Fisher said. “In Minnesota the stanchion’s built a certain way, it’s a certain distance back from the baseline. There’s some places where there’s more room along the baseline under the basket where you can actually be under the basket but not be out of bounds. Other places it’s a little tighter under there.

“They’re all the same height, the diameter or whatever is the same as the rim, but balls bounce differently depending on how far out that extension is up there. They come off the rim a little different.”

 

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