London 2012 basketball is the thirteenth London Olympics doodle, carrying on the tradition of a Google doodle every day of the Olympics.
The sport of basketball needs no introduction, as it is one of the most popular sports in the world. Basketball is played by teams of 5 players each, and is one of the most fast-paced, high-scoring games around.
The doodle itself is in the form of a game, where the user's aim is to make the athlete score as many points as possible. Press the spacebar to shoot - the longer you hold the spacebar before shooting, the further the ball goes. Try aiming for over 25 points to be the Michael Jordan of your office!
Last Friday, the Google doodle had celebrated the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. The doodle 5 athletes playing different Olympic sports. On Saturday, the Google doodle had celebrated the sport of archery, with a female archer getting ready to aim for bull's eye.
Last Sunday's Google doodle celebrated the Olympic sport of diving. Monday and Tuesday were about fencing and gymnastics men's rings respectively. Wednesday it was the turn of field hockey, the first time the sport found its way into a Google doodle. The sport of table tennis or ping pong was depicted on Thursday. This Friday it was the turn of shot put, while Saturday and Sunday had pole vault and synchronised swimming respectively. Monday saw the week start with a javelin Google doodle, while Tuesday saw the first animated doodle in form of the London 2012 hurdles game.
Google has a rich history of Olympics related doodles. In 2008, there was a doodle celebrating the opening ceremony of the Bejing Olympics on Aug 8, 2008. This doodle showed the five Beijing Olympics mascots - BeiBei, JingJing, HuanHuan, YingYing and NiNi - carrying the Olympic flag.
Each day in 2008 saw different Google doodles being released. It is expected that this year too Google will stay true to its tradition and come out with a series of doodles spread across the fifteen days of the Olympics.
Olympic Google doodles
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