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# How is speed a factor in basketball?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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9y ago

Speed can be a factor in many ways in Basketball. On offense, it can help you get passed the defender. On defense, it can hep you get in position to block shots or steal the ball. When a team is faster overall, it enables many fast break opportunities for easy scores.

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11y ago

fast-breaks are needed in basketball to get a fast break you need to be quick hence the word ''fast''. you also need to be quick in basketball because when your team scores you need to run back into defence before your opponent over takes you.

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11y ago

hey guys I think maybe because that you can win races in sport and all that

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