While they certainly are not the same as
playing the real thing, online basketball games can be a lot of fun and
require some skill to become good at. One of the benefits of playing
them online versus in a gymnasium is that you do not have to listen to the
constant squeaking of sneakers against the hardwood floors. On the
flip side, you won't burn too many calories or build any muscle playing
these games on your computer. Perhaps playing both on and offline is
the best compromise!