I discovered the endless reasons why basketball is so perfect in all ways, for the disadvantage it requires minimal equipment ; for the verbally challenged it demands no spoken words; for the impatient you only have to wait on the opening tip; "JUMPBALL". And for those who can never get enough basketball is truly the one game that is fun to practice even by yourself. What you need in this game more than anything else; is an innovative mind . Basketball also teaches the great lessons that shape not only individual lives but civilization as well. Discipline, organization, commitment , sacrifice, learning methods, leadership, responsibility, communication, teamwork, respect, dealing with adversity and delivering peak performance on command .