Without a doubt, basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world. You don’t need to have the talent, nor the height, of Michael Jordan to find a basketball court and start shooting three-pointers. However, if you’re looking for something that requires a lot less effort and sweat, you can always try one of the many basketball games for Android that different studios have developed over the years. Some of these titles are focused on gameplay while others are more focused on providing large doses of realism. But all of them have the common denominator of testing your ability to score baskets effectively.

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NBA games for Android

The NBA franchise is important enough to have several games for Android. It’s no surprise that the most famous basketball league in the world offers a variety of different titles that will put you smack dab in the middle of some of the best basketball courts in the USA. You’ll be able to show off your skills to get the most out of teams like the Lakers, the Suns, or the Bulls.


In NBA NOW 22 you’ll be able to control a team throughout the different months that make up the competition. In each game, you’ll have to decide on a good strategy and manage the plays to be able to beat all of your rivals. You’ll also get to see it all play out in 3D, with dynamic camera movements and an attractive top-down perspective. [Download]

NBA SuperCard

In NBA SuperCard you’ll find a gameplay that’s a little bit different from the rest. In this game, you’ll have to collect dozens of cards that will let you plan out plays in each match. During the confrontations, you’ll select cards from your deck to use the attributes of each player that you unlock. [Download]


NBA Live Mobile

EA has also created a basketball game for Android with an NBA license. Although the control system may seem somewhat complex during the first few games, it won’t take you long to master different moves that will allow you to score countless points. In addition, the game has an interesting manager mode that gives you the chance to manage all the processes involved with running a team. [Download]

NBA 2K Mobile Basketball

The NBA 2K saga has always been a benchmark in its different versions for consoles and PC. Since its arrival to the Android catalog, the title also has high doses of realism in this smartphone edition. In each online game, you’ll have to put together your starting lineup to create quality moves on the court. You just have to use the directional joystick and the action buttons to get close to the opponent’s zone to make baskets and lead your team to victory. [Download]


Other free basketball games for Android

Slam Dunk

One of the most popular sports manganimes in history couldn’t be left without its own game for Android. In Slam Dunk, you’ll get to control the characters from the series created by Takehiko Inoue Hanamichi as they play anime-style basketball games. Sakuragi, Kaede Rukawa, Ryota Miyagi and other characters will team up in online matches that can have up to 5v5 players. Best of all, the control system makes it super simple for you to perform some great tricks with the ball in your hands. [Download]


Mini Basketball

These giant-headed players, created by the Miniclip studio, will also let you experience exhilarating basketball games. All you have to do is tap on the action buttons that appear on the screen in order to make the best moves and score more baskets than your opponent. Time will play against you in each game, so you’ll need to be quick when playing both offense and defense if you want to climb positions in the world ranking. [Download]

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Basketball Stars

Put your basketball shooting skills to the test or play in one-on-one games where you’ll have to dribble past your opponent by performing fake-outs, shoot, and score. As you play and win matches, you’ll be able to level up and upgrade your character. In fact, you’ll have the option to customize your player’s appearance, change his hairstyle, skin color, clothing and, basically, make hundreds of changes according to your own preferences. [Download]

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In Basketrio you’ll get to play in fun 3v3 street basketball games where just about anything goes. Your goal is to unlock the best players in order to create a trio of characters whose skills you’ll combine through a very intuitive control system. These suburban courts are waiting for you to play action-packed rounds of basketball. [Download]


Streetball Allstar: 3V3 eSports

Along the same lines as Basketrio, you can also enjoy the street-style of Streetball Allstar: 3V3 eSports. In this title, you’ll have players equipped with different characteristics and looks that will make up a team that’s ready to face any online match. By tapping on the buttons that appear on the right side of the screen, you’ll combine different abilities to make sure you get nothing but net with every shot. Not to mention the striking 3D graphics that make up both the characters and the settings. [Download]


Block’em All

Blocking nonstop will be your main objective in each game you play in Block’em All. This casual game has a basketball-centered gameplay that involves controlling the moves of some characters with elongated aesthetics. By sliding your finger around on the screen, you’ll try to prevent your opponents from getting their shots into the basket. It’s not all about the offensive strategy in basketball games! [Download]


Basketball Battle

This time, we have a 2D basketball game that’s based on playing as fast as possible in one-on-one confrontations. Here, you’ll have to move around the screen from one corner to another, perform fake-outs, complete shots at the edge of the hoop, dunk and block nonstop. You have to be careful though, as you’ll have to pay attention to your opponent’s stamina level. If your character is too tired, the only option will be to switch players, so don’t forget to stay hydrated. [Download]



Translated by Sarah Odebralski


  1. Thank you for posting this! I just learned about a lot of new basketball games that I’m about to download!


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