Find the best basketball lessons, classes, and instructors at HeyKiki and learn how to play basketball. Basketball is a sport played by two teams of five players each with a ball and a court with two ten foot high baskets at opposite ends. Points are scored by passing the ball through the hoop of the opposing team's basket. In addition, there are rules for moving the ball across the court, whether by running or passing, and for shooting the ball into the basket. Basketball is not only a popular recreational game, but is also an Olympic sport and is played at both professionally and collegiate levels worldwide.