Being basketball player myself, here is how to play the game correctly. The basics are learn to dribble the basketball, learn to pass the ball, learn to shoot the ball with good form, master the true organized basketball rules, and finally go to a high school or college game and see how it's done live.
If you want to know how to play basketball, the rules are fairly simple. Each team has 5 players. The objective is to defend your basket and to score points on the other team's basket. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.