Basketball is a game played between two teams of five players each on a rectangular court. Each team tries to score by tossing the ball through the opponent’s goal, an elevated horizontal hoop and net called a basket. It was invented by James Naismith on December 1891 in United States at the International YMCA Training school, where Naismith was an instructor in physical education. 

The objective is to get the ball through a hoop mounted high on a backboard on the opponent's side of the court. Players advance the ball by bouncing it while 토토 walking or running also known as dribbling or by passing it to a teammate, while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three.

Players may use a variety of shots (offense) - the lay up, the jump shot and the dunk. But they may steal the ball (deffense) from a dribbler, intercept passes, or block shots; either offense or defense may collect a rebound, that is, a missed shot that bounces from rim or backboard. It is a violation to lift or drag one's pivot foot without dribbling the ball, to carry it, or to hold the ball with both hands then resume dribbling. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one, two or three one-point free throws.

Basketball has a 5 playing positions- Center, usually the tallest player. Power forward, usually the second-tallest and the strongest. Small forward, the slightly shorter player but agile. Shooting guard and the Point Guard, are the best ball handlers and  who implements the coach's game plan by managing the execution of offensive and defensive plays.

Some of the famous basketball player in United States are  Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson and many more. They became famous because of their skills on the field of basketball.