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  1. Double team

    In basketball, a double team is a defensive alignment in which two defensive players are assigned to guard a single offensive player. Among basketball strategies in which defenders are assigned to specific players, each defender is assigned to one offensive player. However, when an offensive player is overwhelming his or her defender, another defender may help out and create a double team. A successful double teaming can greatly impede that offensive player's movement and passing, such that passing him or her the ball frequently results in a turnover. However, because devoting two defenders to a single offensive player leaves another offensive player unguarded, if the offensive player succeeds in both receiving the ball and passing it to that teammate, the teammate's likelihood of making a shot becomes much higher than usual. Double teaming is employed more frequently near the basket than away from it because a offensive players' likelihood of making any given shot is greater and b because players tend to congregate near the basket when the ball is in play there, a double-teaming defender can more easily break away if necessary. One common offensive strategy is to have a tall, physically imposing player "post up" to force a double team, such that he can then either shoot or pass to the unguarded player. A defending team may also double-team a good offensive player away from the basket simply to interfere with the offensive team's preferred tactics.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of double team in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of double team in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  1. Old School:

    Mitch True love is hard to find, sometimes you think you have true love and then you catch the early flight home from San Diego and a couple of nude people jump out of your bathroom blindfolded like a goddamn magic show ready to double team your girlfriend...

  2. Luka Garza:

    I think, like a lot of teams, they were sending a lot of heat toward me, i didn’t do a good enough job dealing with the double-team in the second half.

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