Basketball is one of the most fast paced sports in the world. It is probably the team sport most influenced by single player skill. The object of the game is to put the ball into the opposing team's basket. Teams usually have five players on the court at a time with very flexible positions.
Basketball has to deal with some major critisms. The main criticism is the huge influence officials have due to the nature of some of the rules. A few scandles have been reported in some leagues due to this very issue. Another issue, more gameplay related, is how the game's pace comes to almost a complete stop in the last few minutes of a close game because certain endgame strategies. All in all if you like high tempo, back and forth gameplay, and lots of scoring, basketball is the sport for you.