Some people start loving basketball from a young age and have a lot of fond memories associated of spending their childhood in front of the television and watching entire matches. Some people develop an interest in school after watching a bunch of school matches, and some people develop a love and appreciation for the sport later in life. Regardless of what age you started getting interested in basketball, it is a great sport, and is one that can teach you a lot of different lessons as well.
In terms of starting to play basketball yourself, you want to make sure that you have the right shoes. A lot of people think that any type of shoe will work for basketball, but that is not true. Try to make sure that you get proper basketball shoes. Next, in terms of coaching, it is best to have someone to coach you, be it a coach at school, a friend, an adult or so on, because they will be able to point out any mistakes in your form that you might not be realizing that you are making.
However, if you cannot have someone coach you, you can find a lot of websites and videos online that are devoted to help teach and train you in developing your basketball skills. You can start with basketball drills for beginners so that you can work on building your stamina, and then, once you have done that, increase the intensity of your drills so that you are able to respond faster and better. It is strongly recommended to play with other people as well, and the more people you play with, the better you will be able to respond to different plays during an actual basketball game. So, tie your shoelaces, make sure to properly stretch, and have fun.