What are the best basketball games for iPhone?

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    #1Jam League Basketball

    Jam League Basketball

    Shoot epic basketball shoots and travel the world playing ball while facing the hardest teams in street basketball games! You will be able to perform amazing dunks and teamwork combos to get that W.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Lawrence McDonald
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "Looks to be a great iPhone game that takes the graphical capabilities of newer iPhones well. This is similar to the old school NBA Jam video game series , seems pretty fun to play especially on the go!"
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    #2Stickman Basketball

    Stickman Basketball

    Choose your favorite team and play against more than 100 teams in many different leagues and game modes. This game also features a multiplayer mode, where up to 4 players can play at the same time with only one device. 

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Xiang Wang
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "this game made me laugh so much, it was so fun and the characters are so funny. But beware it is very addictive . The ads are pretty intrusive but they devs have to pay for the free app somehow. If you love basketball you will love this onel "
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    #3Rival Stars Basketball

    Rival Stars Basketball

    Rival Stars Basketball is a sports game developed by PikPok with Prodigy Design. Draft players, build your team and dominate the court in this full 3D basketball game with global tournaments and collect every basketball superstar. 

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Rakesh Dutta
    Written on January 20, 2018
    "This is a fantastic game and may well qualify as "the best." There are loads of players to choose from, and they even evolve over a season. The verisimilitude is remarkable. You even get to play with others from all over the world, giving it an authentic competition feel. This is a very popular game and very few bugs have been reported. "

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that basketball was invented as a way to burn excess energy from football players during the winter season? The game that is known today as basketball was created by Dr. James Naismith in December 1891 to condition young athletes during cold months. Back then, basketball consisted of peach baskets and a ball similar in shape to a soccer ball. Luther Halsey Gulick, then the superintendent of the Presbyterian College in Montreal, has repeatedly stressed the need for a new indoor game “that would be interesting, easy to learn and easy to play in the winter by artificial light.” Naismith, a second-year graduate student who had been named to the teaching faculty, had been tasked by Gulick to accomplish the said assignment.

After much thought and time, the game that soon became to be known as basketball was soon made, by none other than adaptations of many popular games during that time including the passing factor of American rugby, the jumping factor of the English rugby, the use of a goal in lacrosse, the size and shape of the soccer ball, and a childhood game of Naismith’s called “duck on a rock”, which consists of “a goal high enough so that the ball would have to be tossed into it, rather than being thrown.” Finally, he set down some game rules, some of which would be used in the modern version of basketball, which then became an official game in the professional and college leagues.

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    #4NBA LIVE Mobile Basketball

    NBA LIVE Mobile Basketball

    NBA LIVE Mobile Basketball is a sports game developed by Electronic Arts. Both available on Android and iOS devices, this free game features creating the best team and competing in live events. 

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Brenda Carpenter
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "For a mobile app, this game is pretty great. The gameplay is great and it works without any bugs or issues. Definitely a fan of the NBA LIVE mobile app!"
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    #5Big Win Basketball

    Big Win Basketball

    Big Win Basketball is a sports mobile game developed by Hothead Games. Available in both iOS and Android devices, it plays matches around the world against the best teams with training and upgrading the team players. 

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Joan Peterson
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "For the longest time I had been looking for a good basketball game that gives me as close to a genuine experience as possible. I then came across this game Big win Basketball and I can customize my own team and do everything that other games provide but much better. "
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    #6NBA Jam

    NBA Jam
    NBA JAM is a sports game developed by Electronic Arts for both iOS and Android devices. This game features four modes including classic campaign, online multiplayer, local multiplayer and play now. 
    Games

    iOS, Android

    $4.99- with in-app purchases

    Dennis Herrera
    Written on October 5, 2018
    "This is just okay with me. Maybe because I played the latest games and it was more updated. "
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    #7Dude Perfect 2

    Dude Perfect 2

    Dude Perfect 2 is an action sports mobile game developed by Miniclip.com. This free game is available on both Android and iOS devices which features new challenges, DP theater, and special content unlocking. 

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Dennis Payne
    Written on October 5, 2018
    "This sequel game is much better than the first one. Every level is challenging. "
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    #8Arcade Hoops Basketball

    Arcade Hoops Basketball

    Arcade Hoops Basketball is a sports game developed by Skyworks. This game features three modes, eight unique skins, and a game center which is available on iOS devices. 

    Games

    iOS

    $0.99

    José Guadalupe León
    Written on October 5, 2018
    "I tried the Progressive mode and I enjoyed it a lot! I can also compete with my friends since it has a Facebook integration. 👍"

Summary

Best What are the best basketball games for iPhone
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Jam League BasketballGames 6 Free
2Stickman BasketballGames 5 Free
3Rival Stars BasketballGames 4 Free
4NBA LIVE Mobile BasketballGames 3 Free
5Big Win BasketballGames 2 Free
6NBA JamGames 1 Paid
7Dude Perfect 2Games 0 Free
8Arcade Hoops BasketballGames 0 Paid
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