While apparel rules and regulations may vary by league, basketball players wear jerseys and shorts along with basketball shoes and socks. Athletes may wear accessories like sweatbands—found on the head or wrist—or arm bands to play more comfortably.
During games, basketball players wear loose-fit jerseys displaying their team name and player number on the front, with their last name and number on the back. When playing home, players dress in a light colored version of their uniform.
While the National Basketball Association and all other levels of organized play have clothing standards, casual basketball games can be played in regular sport apparel. Playing the game of basketball can range from shooting hoops in the driveway to dribbling down the court at an official game.