Basketball is a fast-paced, physically demanding sport played by two teams of five players each. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop that is 10 feet high, located at opposite ends of a rectangular court. Points are scored by successfully shooting the ball through the hoop, and the team with the most points at the end of the game wins.
Players may advance the ball across the court by dribbling, passing, or shooting. The game involves a combination of physical skills, such as jumping, dribbling, and shooting, as well as strategic decision-making, teamwork, and endurance. Basketball is a popular sport worldwide and is played professionally, as well as in schools, recreational leagues, and communities.