Driveway Basketball Games – Lightning

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Michael Sweeten from Lifetime Products demonstrates how to play lightning.

    Michael Sweeten: I'm Michael Sweeten with Lifetime Products. Today we are learning five fun family games that you can play at home. We're going to be talking about Lighting now. To start we need two basketballs. Lighting is a game that test your ability to shoot free throw while under pressure. This game is best with three or more players and it's truly more fun with a large group. It requires two basketballs. To start create a free throw line at any distance you like. The regulation free throw line is 15 feet of 180 inches from the backboard. Line everyone up single file just behind the line and give the first two people in line each a basketball. The first person in line takes a shot as soon as that person releases their shot, the next person in line can take their shot. The object of the game is for the person taking the second shot to make the best before the person in front of them. If the first person taking the shot makes their shot they pass the ball back to the next person in line, move to the very back of the line and the game continues. If the first person misses their shot, they must rebound the shot and make a basket before they can pass it to the next player. However, if the person immediately behind makes the shot before the first player can make their shot the first player is out of the game. This pattern follows until all but one player is eliminated. The last player standing is the winner. Lighting is fast paced, highly excitable, and the more players you have the more fun the game. You can also add more basketballs to increase the craziness but generally two should do it. And that's how you play Lighting. Up next we are going to look at 21.