Fantasy Basketball 2016: A Guide for Beginners The game of Fantasy Basketball can be traced back to the early days of the sporting when enthusiasts created an organization and a rulebook that allowed lovers of the game to virtually own and enjoy healthy competition. Since its inception, the game has continued to grow in popularity. Major growth was seen directly proceeding the 1990’s with the introduction of the worldwide web. It has since been given coverage by major sporting arenas and channels such as CBS, ESPN, the NBA and Yahoo! Fantasy Sports.