A basketball game has a 48 minutes play time but it may take around 2.5 hours total time due to fouls, timeouts, halftime and close games. With all this running back and forth you need to have tremendous endurance. Battle ropes will give you this endurance.
Additionally you need to have great upper body strength, especially shoulder strength for shooting the ball, blocking and constantly having your arms raised above your head. With the use of battle ropes you will simultaneously achieve superior strength and conditioning with short explosive workouts.