Top 10 Most Commonly Asked Questions About Basketball Rules:

Here are the top 10 most commonly asked questions about basketball rules:

1. What is a travel violation?

A travel violation occurs when a player moves their pivot foot without dribbling the ball or takes too many steps without dribbling.

2. What is a double dribble?

A double dribble violation happens when a player dribbles with both hands simultaneously or stops dribbling and then starts again.

3. How many seconds is a player allowed in the key/lane area?

An offensive player can only stay in the key/lane area for a maximum of 3 seconds while their team has possession of the ball.

4. What is a 3-second violation?

A 3-second violation is when an offensive player remains in the key/lane for more than 3 seconds.

5. What is a 5-second closely guarded violation?

If an offensive player is closely guarded (within 6 feet) for 5 seconds without dribbling, passing, or shooting, it’s a violation.

6. How many personal fouls before a player is disqualified?

A player is disqualified after committing 5 personal fouls.

7. What is basket interference?

Basket interference is illegally causing the ball to enter or preventing it from entering the basket.

8. What is a backcourt violation?

Once the ball is advanced to the frontcourt, it cannot be dribbled or passed back into the backcourt.

9. What is a 3-point field goal?

A 3-point field goal is a successful shot from beyond the 3-point line, worth 3 points.

10. What is an unsportsmanlike foul?

An unsportsmanlike foul is an unnecessary, excessive, or deliberate foul, which is penalized with free throws and potential disqualification.