Top Basketball Games for Android

Enjoy fast-paced basketball action on your smartphone

Basketball Dunk
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Whether you want to fill in the time between games during the NBA season or you just can't make it to the court, developers have created plenty of basketball-themed games for your Android device. While everyone else is chasing Pokemon, you can dribble a basketball, land spectacular dunks, or build a championship team.

These Android apps are all available at Google Play. 

All the apps below should be equally available no matter which company makes your Android phone, including Samsung, Google, Huawei, Xiaomi, etc.

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Screenshot of NBA Jame game for Android.


What We Like

  • Fast action.

  • Multiplayer mode.

What We Don't Like

  • Outdated rosters.

  • Glitchy on some newer phones.

Can you say "Boomshakalaka?" If so, you may be "old school" and feeling the 90s nostalgia as you play this hot, hot, on-fire arcade basketball game. Jam with your favorite stars from all of the NBA teams. Play solo, with a single friend online, or go big and play multiplayer. Kaboom!

"NBA JAM" offers four modes of play. You can select a team and jump right into the game. Set your sights on beating all the other teams to win the championship. If you play hard, you'll unlock legends, hidden players, and cheats.

This game is huge (300MB+), so connect to the internet before you download it.

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'Stickman Basketball'

Screenshot of Stickman Basketball app for Android.


What We Like

  • High replay value.

  • Good graphics and controls.

What We Don't Like

  • Can be too easy for experienced players.

  • Too many ads.

When you're ready for something different, fire up "Stickman Basketball" and enjoy the WBCBL teams. This fast-paced game has tons of action and lots of replay value. It has more than 115 teams and gives you the option of having full control over your players with manual running and shooting or using automatic mode. 

Play in "Party" mode with up to four players on one device or play multiplayer mode with up to four controllers. Smooth animations make this game a pleasure to view.

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'NBA Live Mobile Basketball'

Screenshot of NBA Live game for Android.


What We Like

  • Realistic graphics.

  • Frequent updates.

What We Don't Like

  • Uses a significant amount of data.

  • Can be laggy.

"NBA Live Mobile Basketball" app offers fantasy basketball and connects to the NBA with daily challenges. Choose your own team to dominate opponents and beat opponents in head-to-head matches to up your reputation.

Choose from several outdoors blacktop scenarios to play with no shot clock and no rules. Compete against NBA legends on blacktops from Brooklyn to Chico or Venice Beach. 

It requires an internet connection.

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'Flick Basketball'

Screenshot of Flick Basketball game for Android.


What We Like

  • Fun pastime.

  • Simple and straightforward.

What We Don't Like

  • Requires permissions that you may find intrusive.

  • Ad-supported.

Combine your love of basketball and arcade games with "Flick Basketball." It's a simple game that requires you to shoot infinite basketballs to the hoop as fast as you can. Each shot that goes in earns points. The more points you get, the longer you can play. Win coins and add new basketballs to your collection.

The interface is an arcade-inspired rendition of a pop-a-shot arcade sports game. It sounds simple to play, and it is, but it takes skill to level up in the game.