James Naismith, in devising the game of basketball in the winter of 1891-92, came up with a set of 13 rules. These rules, some of which have endured and some of which have faded away, form the backbone of the guidelines shaping basketball today. The 13 Rules of Basketball: 1. The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands. 2.
Any basket scored from outside the three point arc will result in three points being scored. Baskets scored within the three point arc will result in two points being scored. Successful free throws will result in 1 point being scored per free throw. The number of free throws will depend on where the foul was committed.
RULE NO. 6: Putting Ball in Play – Live/Dead Ball; RULE NO. 7: Shot Clock; RULE NO. 8: Out-of-Bounds and Throw-In; RULE NO. 9: Free Throws and Penalties; RULE NO. 10: Violations and Penalties; RULE...
Current Rule: The ball is now thrown in by a player from the opposite team of the player who last touched it before it went out of bounds. The five-second rule still applies. The umpire shall be the judge of the men and shall note the fouls and notify the referee when three consecutive fouls have been made.
Rules for everyone 1) Although the foul rule is described above as a defensive rule, it applies exactly the same to all players on the court including offensive players. 2) Basketball players cannot kick the ball or hit it with their fist. 3) No player can touch the basketball while it is traveling downward towards the basket or if it is on the rim.
Taking more than 'a step and a half' without dribbling the ball is traveling. Moving your pivot foot once you've stopped dribbling is traveling. Carrying/palming. When a player dribbles the ball with his hand too far to the side of or, sometimes, even under the ball.
Rule #4: The ball must be held in or between the hands. The arms or body must not be used for holding it. That rule no longer applies today. Rule #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 most recent international rules of basketball were approved 2 February 2014 by FIBA and became effective 1 October of that year.  There are eight rules encompassing 50 articles, covering equipment and facilities, regulations regarding teams, players, captains and coaches, playing regulations, violations, fouls and their penalties, special situations, and the officials and table officials.