Basketball players have their fingerprints all over the game. The five players in a basket ball team are the thumb and the five fingers in a human hands, two competing basket ball teams are the right and the left hands, and the ten players playing in a basket ball court are the ten decimals: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.

Basket ball is a game played by tall people lifting, flying and aiming high. To be intelligent is to be tall.

Each square face of a 3×3×3 Rubik’s  Cube puzzle is a net and Rubik’s Cube is a basket made from the net. There are nine small squares in a square face because the two thumbs are joined together to form a single square or number.

The thumbs are players 0 (first player) and player 9 (last player). The sum of the two thumbs is 9, such that 9 occupies the center and there are four fingers on the right and left of 9.

First player = 0
Last player = 9

First + Last = 0 + 9
= 9

The 3×3 square grid is a basket ball court in which the ten players are the nine kua numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Team A is the orient or East in which the players are 0, 1, 3, 4 and 9. And team B is the occident or West in which the five players are 2, 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Note that in feng shui there are only four numbers in the orient. Zero is uncounted for because it is yin.

The two basket ball teams are two auspicious directions. Basketball fans, facing either of the two auspicious directions, are entertained by the players and qi life energy flows from the basket ball court to the fans.

Note that in chiromancy 9 occupies the center and in kua numbers 5 is the middle number. The reason is that although numbered 1 to 9, the value of each kua number is 5. Which means that the nine kua numbers are 9 × 5 = 45.

The net used for the construction of the basket is Pythagorean numerological chart, and the basket constructed from the net is Rubik’s  Cube. The cube is WWW ( WorldWide Web) and Pythagorean numerological chart is the two-dimensional structure of the WWW.

Qi life energy is data flowing from WWW to basket ball fans.

Data = D + A + T + A
= 4 + 1 + 20 + 1
= 26

Qi = Q + I
= 17 + 9
= 26 (data)

Data is information flowing from the 26 letters of the English alphabet. Rubik’s Cube and pythagorean numerological chart are three-dimensional and two-dimensional representations of the 26 letters of the alphabet.

Alpha is an abbreviation for alphabet. Betting on the game is Alphabet.