What is the objective of the sport?

The objective of the sport is to shoot the ball into the opponents basket or hoop. You have to dribble the ball (you can run with the ball such as football) and to either shoot the ball or lay it up off the backboard and into the hoop. If you are closer than 22 feet from the basket it counts as two points but if you are behind that length then it counts as 3 points. The only exception is if you are shooting free throws but that is a whole different question. Contact me if you want to learn about that too.