The NBA’s Most Misunderstood Rules

In this area, we clarify a number of NBA rules that are often misunderstood.

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Defensive three seconds
Goaltending and basket interference
> Fouls
Degree of Contact
Hand Checking and Automatic Fouls
Foul in the Act of Shooting
Clear Path to the Basket

> Fouls Part 2
Away-From-The-Play Foul
Flagrant Fouls
Illegal Screens/Picks
> Fouls Part 3
Block / Charge
Illegal screens
Flagrant fouls
Delay of game

> Defensive Three Seconds
> Goaltending and Basket Interference