A Touchy Subject

In a basketball game with older and more skilled athletes, the action around the basket can often require officials to make quick and decisive rulings on players touching the ball, the ring and the net.

Do you know when a player can legally contact any of the above mentioned game pieces?

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Inbounding the New Season

In a hotly contested game after a made basket, B-1 is attempting to inbounds the ball while being pressured on the end line by A-1.

B-1 steps on the end line and passes the ball to B-2 who is out of bounds. B-2 subsequently bounces the ball while standing out of bounds?

Team A’s fans, and it’s head coach, loudly point out the position of B-1’s foot on the end line and scream for a penalty.

Others scream at B-2 for bouncing the ball on the throw-in.

Should the official rule any of these a violation?