Lots of fun with hoops and balls and stuff. How does physics impact your game? John Fontanella, a physicist at the U.S. Naval Academy and author of "The Physics of Basketball," explains the role of physics in basketball. From foul shots to side-arm passes, find out what forces are acting on the ball, and what players have to do to correct for these forces.
Video produced by Flora Lichtman. Video clips and images from John Fontanella