Almost of the people of this generation are aware of this game which is most popularly played in the western countries and its slowly emerging as the popular game among the eastern countries too. This game is being played using an orange colored ball by bouncing it and placing the goal into to hoop basket. Basketball is most popularly played among the teenagers and kids in the western countries. There are also some rules and regulations followed in this game. This game is being played between two teams like other big popular games.
This game is mostly played in the indoor court or sometimes being played on the shore which is called as beach basketball. The game is played between the two teams consisting of 5 players each. These players are very well trained by their coaches respectively. The main objective of this game is to shoot the ball through the basket called hoop which is 18inches in diameter and 10 feet high which is mounted to a backboard at each end of the court that is two hoops are set up at both the ends. The hoop is cut at the bottom so that after a ball is shunt it can be easily taken back for the play.
A team can score a field goal by shooting the ball through the basket in the regular play basis in the given time. Maximum of three goals can be placed inside the hoop for the permitted time basis. The team with the maximum goals at the end of the game is declared as the winner of the game. The additional game is played when the both teams end up scoring the same points which is declared as the draw or tie match. The ball is played and shoots into hoop by dribbling or bouncing it on the court using a single hand. It is against the law and the rule to drag or lift the ball using the hands instead of dribbling the ball.
There are many techniques which are followed while playing this game which includes shooting, passing, dribbling and rebounding. Each player in the team has their respective positions while playing the game in the court. Basically the tallest and the strongest player in the team is called as the center or the power forward while the slight smaller and agile players are called as small forward players and the shortest and the those who possess the best ball handling are called as point guard or the shooting score.
This game is governed by the organization called FIBA or international basketball federation. It has enforced some rules and regulation to be followed by the players as well as the members of the basketball association. It is originally called as the Fédération Internationale de Basket-ball Amateur which is derived from the French language. It has inaugurated the basketball world cup tournament for the men as well the women which is held once in four years.