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Basketball is a team sport, played with five people on a court at a time. The concept of basketball is to get the little round orange ball into the hoop and the team with the most points after the end of regulation. Basketball is offered for both boys and girls and is a very physical sport. You can go professional in basketball as well. Some well know professional basketball players are Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Shaq, Michael Jordan, and Dirk Nowitzki.

Basketball was first played in the late 19th century using a soccer ball and two peach baskets. The first official game was also played in the late nineteenth century at a YMCA. The National Basketball Association (NBA) was formed in 1946 and took off from there. The WNBA played their first game in 1997.

Some common basketball skills include dribbling, passing, shooting, and playing defense. Today professional basketball teams exist throughout the world in schools, colleges, and professional levels.

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