Basketball, why do the rules vary

This post is going to be about my favorite sport of all time, Basketball! But what I’ll be talking about in this post is how the sport varies, from league to league, and within genders.



In mens basketball the ball is 29.5 oz and the women’s basketball is 28.5. In High school basketball the court is 84 feet by 50 feet and in college/pros they are 94 feet by 50 feet. I don’t understand why though, you don’t see the fields in football getting bigger and the levels increase.

The rules vary a lot in the sport too, some rules are the same in women’s college basketball that are in men’s professional but not college. A lot of rules are different when it comes to men’s college and below basketball compared to professional as well. When it comes to international basketball its a whole different story.

I just wish they would make the rules the same throughout the game.



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