The passion and appreciation for the finer points of yoga are easily translated to basketball.
The ability to relax and come to your breath in any difficult or uncompromising situation, even when the shot clock is running low.
Yoga is not necessarily the posture, but the quality within the posture. Awareness, patience and strong determination are all qualities deeply embedded in both of the arts. Yoga without these qualities of the mind are simply Eastern calisthenics.
If you wanna be good, you gotta practice.