Welcome to WikiProject Basketball. This project exists to improve and connect current and historical coverage of the sport of basketball in its many forms around the world. Though invented in the United States by Canadian educator James Naismith, today basketball is truly a world game with thriving professional leagues on every continent.

This project serves as a bridge between several WikiProjects that touch the sport. WikiProject National Basketball Association is a project that focuses on coverage of the NBA, generally considered the world's top league. WikiProject College Basketball has a deep focus on the collegiate game (primarily but not exclusively in the United States). There is also a task force on Women's basketball that seeks to improve coverage of the women's game. Please feel free to join the efforts of these projects as well. There are also many projects that touch basketball, such as country-specific sports projects, WikiProject Olympics, college sports specific projects, etc.


Given that specific focus on the NBA, college basketball and women's basketball in those projects, WP:Basketball focuses on overarching consistency for coverage of basketball (an important role as players and coaches move between leagues and borders with ease). Some examples of what the project covers are:

When creating or editing an article that falls within this scope, please add the tag below to that article's Talk Page so that it is included in the project's worklists:

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This article is within the scope of WikiProject Basketball, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Basketball on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
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You can find a list of all Members here. Joining WikiProject Basketball is easy – just add your username to the bottom of the list. When joining the project, you should watch this page. This allows you to keep up-to-date with discussions about the project on the talk page.

Manual of style

Guidelines and help pages for writing articles and other contributions.


Manual of style for a few common types of article:


Info on in what category articles should be placed:


Numerous templates exist, how to find them and how to use them:


How to know if an article should be on Wikipedia or not:


Improve browsing aids

The search box doesn't always help the reader find what he is looking for, especially when he doesn't know what it is exactly that he wants to find. The following tools help readers see what we have available and enable him to travel through the subject in various ways. But they are incomplete and need your help to finish them and keep them up-to-date.

Guidelines are needed...

Guidelines are needed for Basketball-related articles, including:

  1. Teams (NBA, NBDL, International, WNBA and the like)
    1. Team info (template)
    2. Team history (abridged)
      1. A separate link to detailed history, if it is appropriate
    3. Current roster (template)
    4. Retired numbers & Hall of Famers
    5. Links to more info (template)
    6. All-time team records
      1. Award winners & league leaders
      2. Team records
      3. Players of note (non-HoFers)
        1. Team's HoF
      4. Broadcasters
      5. Managers & ownership
      6. Post-season series
  2. Stadiums (history extending beyond basketball)
  3. Biographies (from players to managers to owners)
    • This seems to be a separate project
  4. NBA Finals
    1. Other postseason series (NBDL, International, etc.)
      1. Regular season playoffs
  5. Leagues & Divisions
  6. Defunct teams
  7. Defunct leagues
  8. National Teams
    1. Team info
    2. Team history
    3. Current roster
    4. All-time team records
    5. Team records
  9. Miscellaneous

Basketball-related articles on Wikipedia seem to be maintained well, but work is certainly needed.

To do

WikiProject Basketball To Do

edit - history - watch - purge

Project related tasks

Article related tasks

General strategy and discussion forums


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