„³ Basketball is a fast-paced game played on a rectangular

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"³ Basketball is a fast-paced game played on a rectangular court, generally indoors, by two five-players on each team. The objective of the game is to score more points than the opposition by putting a round ball through a circular band, called a rim. The two rims are at each end of the court, placed 10 ft above the ground and connected to a backboard, a rectangular board that hangs from the ceiling or is supported in the air on a pole or some other structure. One of the most popular sports in the world, basketball is played by men and women of all ages and ability levels in more than 200 countries.

"³ It is very easy to play basketball all you need is a ball. There are basketball hoops all over BC where you can play whenever you want or you could go into a recreational centre and play in open gym.

"³ Basketball is a very competitive sport where the only way to get better is to practice practice practice.

"³ Through practice you develop many skills. And you also increase your heath and stamina. In basketball there isn¡¦t any unnecessary roughness so it isn¡¦t likely to get injured that badly unlike football and hockey.

"³ you can be the greatest athlete in the world but if you don¡¦t practice your not a basketball player. Players like Brent Barry (in the nba) doesn¡¦t have great hops or athleticism but he does the little things such as moving without the ball, and he is an excellent shooter.

"³ The competition is great, which is makes basketball such a good sport.

"³ Many universities recruit basketball players and give them full scholarships which are great if your marks aren¡¦t to great or you need assistance with money to go. Basketball gives you many opportunities like going to places you¡¦ve never been too and just having fun. It builds up your fitness and stamina which keeps you healthy. If you want to save lots of money, keep fit and have lots of fun, and you don¡¦t mind practicing basketball is the sport for you.

"³ . For basketball you do not need any expensive equipment like other sports all you need is a ball and your set