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Ten Funny Basketball Jokes that Will Have You Laughing All the Way Down the Court

1. Q: How many NCAA basketball players does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Only one. But he gets money, a car, and three credit hours for it.

2. Q: Why are basketball players messy eaters?
A: They're always dribbling.

3.Q: Did you hear about the basketball team that doesn't have a website?
A: They can't string three "Ws" together.

4. Q: Why was Cinderella thrown off the basketball team?
A: She ran away from the ball.

5. Q: Why did the blonde become a big basketball fan?
A: Because every time they stopped the clock, she thought she stopped aging.

6. Q: What do you do when you see an elephant with a basketball?
A: Get out of its way.

7. Q: Why was Cinderella such a bad player?
A: Her coach was a pumpkin.

8. Q: Why did the basketball player stay home all weekend?
A: He didn’t want to get called out for travelling.

9. Q: Why did the basketball visit the bank?
A: Because all of its checks were bouncing.

10. Q: Why did the elephant start a stampede?
A: He wanted to play for the Chargers.


The Top 5 Basketball Apps

There are literally hundreds of basketball apps on the market today for super fans and sorta fans, alike. Whether you're a year-round enthusiast or you just need to keep current with your Fantasy stats, we've chosen the top 5 basketball apps to save you the time of trying them all yourself. Have a look.

1. NBA Game Time on Android or iPhone

NBA Game Time is the official app of the NBA with all the information you need to know from the latest scores to play off times. Plus with a League Pass, you can watch games on your phone. Everything you need to know is available with a touch or a swipe with this amazing app.

2. Yahoo Fantasy Basketball on Android or iPhone

If you take part in fantasy football, you probably already know about this app. If you don't, you should get involved. With this app, you can manage your roster, keep track of your stats, and get up to the minute updates on your players. You can talk with the managers through message boards and this app makes it easy to figure out which athlete to play next.

3. TheScore on Android or iPhone

If you want to catch up on news after every game, this is the app for you You can follow specific teams, get the latest news on players, and keep up to date with all the fast-paced action.

4. NBA 3D Live Wallpaper on Android

Have some down time? Trying to look busy? Enjoy some gaming experience with this app. It gives you a net, basketball, and a court. You can take it from there.

5. NBA Jam on Android or iPhone

If you can’t seem to get enough basketball, try playing it as a classic arcade game with the NBA Jam app. This app is simply tons and tons of fun. 'Nuf said.


Who is in the Basketball Hall of Fame?

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is located in Springfield Massachusetts, and is comprised of 326 individuals.

Contrary to prevalent beliefs it is comprised of not only just players, but also, coaches like John Wooden, the former NCAA great who won 10 collegiate championships in a 12 year period, and Jim Calhoun the former University of Connecticut great. Teams such as the 1992 Olympic "Dream Team" are also featured in the Hall.

Referees and general contributors like legendary collegiate basketball commentator and announcer Dick Vitale are also included.


Where is the Basketball Hall of Fame?

The Basketball Hall of Fame, or Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is located in Springfield Massachusetts. It was named after James Naismith, who invented the sport at Springfield College. The first class of members were inducted in 1959. There are currently 326 members.

Springfield, Massachusetts is in the western part of the state. The city has 4 colleges in the surrounding areas, but has been a haven for crime and poverty in recent years. Springfield College, American International College, Springfield Technical Community College, and Western New England College. There is rumored to be a casino moving in the area which could boost business and see higher employment rates evolve. However, this has not been confirmed and the city has yet to make building plans as of yet. MassMutual, Marriott and the Basketball Hall of Fame itself are some of the most successful and thriving businesses still in the area.


NBA's highest paid Players for the 2013-2014 season.

Here is a list of the 10 highest paid NBA players for the 2013-2014 season. This is what each player will be making for the entire 82 game season of 2013-2014. (This is not the entire pay of their contract.)

Coming in at number 1 is Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers who will be getting paid $30,453,805 for the 2013 season, even though he has already missed a majority of games due to injury.

Next on the list is Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas mavericks who will be paid $22,721,381.

Following the seven footer is the on and off Amare Stoudemire of the the New York Knicks. He will be paid $21,679,893 for the season.

The former Atlanta Hawk Joe Johnson is next with a paycheck of $21,466,718.

Another Knick star is next on the list, and it is the former Syracuse star Carmelo Anthony, with a salary of $21,388,953.

The new Houston rockets center, Dwight Howard follows Carmello with a check of $20,513,178 for 2013.

Another Laker on the list follows Howard, as Pau Gasol comes in at number 7, with a pay stub of $19,285,850.

The next two are both Heat players with Chris Bosh and Lebron James tied at number 8 and 9 on the list with a salary of $19,067,500 each.

Rounding off the list is Dwayne Wade at number 10, another Heat player with a salary of $18,673,000 for 2013.


How to Make an Awesome Basketball Bracket for March Madness

When March Madness rolls around it's time for one thing. Brackets. Whether at school or the office or among friends, March Madness brackets are a great way to showcase your college basketball intelligence and/or your amazing luck when it comes to guessing stuff. Nevertheless, it is pivotal to understand what you are looking at when picking teams.

Basically, a bracket features 4 quartiles (East, West, Midwest and South) of 16 teams each. Before the tournament begins, the teams are ranked relative to the rest of the teams in that quartile of the bracket. The 1 rankings are the top team, while 16 rankings are the lowest.

In the first round, the 1st ranked team plays against the 16th, the 2nd against the 15th, and so on. It's usually a safe bet to pick all the 1 seeds over the 16 seedes. Same with the 2 seeded teams over the 15 seeded teams. For this round it's acceptable practice to pick the winners strictly by ranking.

However, keep in mind that upsets (when a lower seed beats a higher seed) happen quite often. Generally there are a few 12 over 5 seeds each year, and occasionally an 11 over 6. This tends to wreak havok on even the best brackets.

As you delve a bit deeper into the Madness, check out the scoring distribution among the players on each team. If a higher ranked team with a superstar player has a poor game this can lead to an upset since the lower ranked team will probably have a handful of decent players who can step up.

These introductory guidelines should have you on your way to a great bracket and March Madness.

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