Basketball is probably one of the most strenuous sports ever invented, not to mention it can get really physical in the hard court. Still many men and women engage in it.
I cannot blame them because basketball exercises almost every part of the human body. Sprints strengthen your legs; practicing defense strengthens your legs too as well as your back; jumping promotes body coordination and builds up your lower body; same is true when you work on your agility.
It may look as if basketball only fortifies mostly your lower body. But when you are in the hard court, all of you functions well as you fight your way to the finals for the most coveted trophies.