Basketball may look like a bunch of people running around chasing a ball and dribbling it back into a range where they can throw it up into the air and hope it falls through the hoop. In many cases, this is basically the idea of the game. You have to try and make a good score by putting that ball through the hoop. However, to be really good at the game, you have to have a few tricks up your sleeve. There are special dribbling moves that you can make and there are trick shots that you can pull off. You just have to be willing to take the time to practice and see how much your gameplay improves.
If you want to dribble and become better at keeping the ball away from your opponent, you can try to learn new dribbling techniques. One of the easiest is learning how to switch and dribble behind your back. This passing technique is sometimes enough to throw off your opponent because they will not expect you to be able to do it. They will reach for the hand that has the ball in play and you have already switched hands. If the person you are playing against knows that you are able to do it, though, they will be watching for it on the next game, at which time you will have to try something else. The figure 4 technique that most basketball players already know can be reversed. This does take a lot of practice, but it could be worth it.
Some of the best trick shots use trampolines, which most people do not put on a basketball court. This does limit your ability to make an outstanding shot and have it hit its mark. However, if you can perfect learning how to throw a ball from midcourt or practice up on your slam dunk, and still pull off some pretty amazing moves. Perhaps even better if you can take a shot from across the entire court and have it hit the hoop. From there, you can work on jumping higher and figuring out how to make the backboard work in your favor. Even if you are unable to toss the ball and have it hit the hoop, you should be able to hit the backboard and have the ball go where you need it to.