Basketball Rules and Regulations

A category with questions about the rules and regulations of basketball. Including questions about topics like: the distance of the three point line, free throw line, and types of fouls.

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Basketball Rules and Regulations

When was the 3-second foul lane rule instituted?

In 1935, a rule was adopted that stopped any offensive player from standing in the free throw lane for more than three seconds. In 1955, the foul lane was widened to 12 feet (3.7 meters) from the previous 6 feet (1.83 meters). These changes resulted in more offensive movement and less rough physical contact near the basket.

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How do you become a basketball referee in NC?

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Why was basketball's three-point line introduced?

The three point line was introduced because people believed a shot made at a far distance should be worth more points than a layup. Thus, the 3 point line was introduced.

The 3 point shot was introduced by the upstart ABL in 1961 (the league only survived a couple of years) and was brought back by the ABA in 1971 (along with the 30 second shot clock and the dunk) and adopted by the NBA after they merged in 1979-80. The NCAA allowed the Southeast Conference to experiment with 3-pointers in 1980-81 and the rest of the College conferences followed suit within the next two seasons.

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Netball

Are the dimensions of a netball hoop and basketball hoop the same?

No basket ball hoops are bigger because they user bigger balls .

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How many total players can be on a NBA team roster?

NBA teams can have a maximum of 15 players signed and practicing with them, but only 12 players ready to play per game. There are exceptions when 3 or more players are injured, though.

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Can the free throw shooter rebound hes own ball?

yes if the other team doesnt box out he can

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Why do basketball official use hand signal?

Level of noise in certain arenas make it impossible to communicate with one another and the scorer's table without using gestures.

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Why do basketball officials use hand signal?

Hand signals are used by referee's to relay the information of what foul took place to the stat officials sitting at the scorer's table. Using hand signals, the referee's do not need to walk over to the table and tell exactly what foul occurred, instead they use hand signals to describe the foul and which player committed the foul.

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What is dead ball in basketball?

Dead ball refers to any period of the game when the clock is not running.

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What is the time limit of basketball?

In the NBA all quarters are 12:00.

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Where can you buy Huffy basketball net clips for your rim?

Stores like academy, dick's sporting goods, and sports authority have them. If all fails you can always go to walmart.

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Secondary Education

Who are the top 3 middle school basketball players in Kentucky?

1. luke ezell

2. Cole janes

3. Andre Harris

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What is the bonus situation in basketball?

The bonus situation is when an NBA team has committed 4 fouls in a quarter. From that point on for the rest of the quarter, every foul will result in two free throws. In youth basketball or basketball where only halves are played, after one team has committed seven fouls, a foul results in a one-and-one. Ten fouls results in two shots for every foul.

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Which position in basketball always takes out the ball?

No position always takes out the ball. Most likely, a center or power forward will take out the ball and pass it in to the point guard. However, anyone can take out the ball.

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How high is the backboard?

How high is a basketball backboard from the ground?

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Is slapping allowed in basketball?

No there isn't allowed slapping in basketball. If you want to, you can try and take the ball away from another person while dribbiling. Just try not to hit them. Then you would get a foul.

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The throw in basketball that is worth one point if it goes in the basket is?

Foul shot.

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When did the 3 point line come into effect in college basketball?

1986

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Is it called swoosh or swish in basketball?

You can call ot what ever you feel makes more sense most people will understand what you mean by swoosh and swish,

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Does a player get credit for a rebound if a shot is missed at the buzzer in the NBA?

The offensive team is credited with a "team rebound" No individual player gets credit for a rebound but the offensive team is credited with a "team rebound." A team rebound is also given following a missed shot, if a personal foul is called before the rebound can be grabbed. It is also given to the defensive team if the ball goes out of bounds after a shot without anyone touching it, or to the team getting the ball if it glances off another player and out of bounds. Also the defensive team gets a team rebound if a shooter misses the rim entirely on the last free throw attempt in a sequence.

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What does PF stand for in the stats of basketball?

The PF stands for personal fouls. While the position, "PF" is in fact power forward, "PF" when found on the score card and the box score stands for how many personal fouls the player committed.

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What is a 'dead ball foul' in little league basketball?

A dead ball foul is a term in which the ball has not been inbounded, the clock is stopped, thus a "dead ball," and a foul has been commited.

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What is the definition of an assist in basketball and when does it occur?

An assists is when player A passes the ball to player B and player B shoots the ball and makes a basket, resulting in player A getting the assist. However, player B does not strictly have to shoot the ball immediately. Player B can take a small step or dribble to create space for himself and then shoot. If player B takes too many dribbles or steps, an assist will not be credited to player A. Oftentimes, an assist is left up to the people running the statistics during the game, and while one person may call it an assist, another person may see it differently.

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History

What is the history of basketball?

Dr. James Naismith is known world-wide as the inventor of basketball. He was born in 1861 in Ramsay township, near Almonte, Ontario, Canada. The concept of basketball was born from Naismith's school days in the area where he played a simple child's game known as duck-on-a-rock outside his one-room schoolhouse. The game involved attempting to knock a "duck" off the top of a large rock by tossing another rock at it. Naismith went on to attend McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. After serving as McGill's Athletic Director, James Naismith moved on to the YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA in 1891, where the sport of basketball was born. In Springfield, Naismith was faced with the problem of finding a sport that was suitable for play inside during the Massachusetts winter for the students at the School for Christian Workers.

Naismith wanted to create a game of skill for the students instead of one that relied solely on strength. He needed a game that could be played indoors in a relatively small space. The first game was played with a soccer ball and two peach baskets used as goals. James Naismith devised a set of thirteen rules of basketball:

1. The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands.

2. The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands, but never with the fist.

3. A player cannot run with the ball. The player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it, allowance to be made for a man running at good speed.

4. The ball must be held in or between the hands. The arms or body must not be used for holding it.

5. No shouldering, holding, pushing, striking or tripping in any way of an opponent. The first infringement of this rule by any person shall count as a foul; the second shall disqualify him until the next goal is made or, if there was evident intent to injure the person, for the whole of the game. No substitution shall be allowed.

6. A foul is striking at the ball with the fist, violations of Rules 3 and 4 and such as described in Rule 5.

7. If either side make three consecutive fouls it shall count as a goal for the opponents (consecutive means without the opponents in the meantime making a foul).

8. Goal shall be made when the ball is thrown or batted from the ground into the basket and stays there, providing those defending the goal do not touch or disturb the goal. If the ball rests on the edge and the opponents move the basket, it shall count as a goal.

9. When the ball goes out of bounds, it shall be thrown into the field and played by the first person touching it. In case of dispute the umpire shall throw it straight into the field. The thrower-in is allowed five seconds. If he holds it longer, it shall go to the opponent. If any side persists in delaying the game, the umpire shall call a foul on them.

10. The umpire shall be judge of the men and shall note the fouls and notify the referee when three consecutive fouls have been made. He shall have the power to disqualify men according to Rule 5.

11. The referee shall be the judge of the ball and decide when it is in play in bounds, to which side it belongs, and shall keep the time. He shall decide when a goal has been made and keep account of the goals with any other duties that are usually performed by a referee.

12. The time shall be two 15-minute halves with five minutes' rest between.

13. The side making the most goals in that time shall be declared the winners.

In addition to the creation of the basketball, James Naismith graduated as a medical doctor, primarily interested in sports physiology and what we would today call sports science and as Presbyterian minister, with a keen interest in philosophy and clean living. Naismith watched his sport, basketball, introduced in many nations by the YMCA movement as early as 1893. Basketball was introduced at the Berlin Olympics in 1936. Today basketball has grown to become one of the world's most popular sports.

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Are the dimensions of a high school a college and an NBA basketball court the same?

Dimensions of Basketball CourtsNBA 10 ft collage 10 ft high school 8 ft
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