Only Superfans Know All The Rules Of An NBA Game. Do You?

Test your knowledge of the NBA rulebook.

Martin Kaff
Created by Martin Kaff
On May 24, 2021

Have you ever been watching a basketball game, and all of a sudden the game stops for, like, forever, and you're sitting there thinking, "what the heck is taking them so long? It was so obviously a foul!"

Well, as it turns out, there are many minute details and rules to the game that referees, coaches, and players have to know in order to navigate the endless possibilities of an NBA game. The little referee triangle conference they sometimes do? Yeah, they're discussing the rules, and what each of them just saw on the court.

And you, as a fan of the game, should know these rules, too. So, let's see how well you know the NBA rulebook!

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What is the current definition of a Flagrant 1 foul in the NBA?

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How many technical fouls does a player need to accumulate in order to be suspended in an NBA season?

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If an NBA player fouls out but there are no available players to replace him, what happens?

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If an NBA player accidentally scores in his own basket, the points are credited to

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In the event of an offensive rebound after a shot hits the rim, the NBA shot clock resets to

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True or false: in the NBA, the home team must wear lighter colored jerseys than the away team

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