Basketball is the only major American sport with a clearly identifiable inventor. James Naismith wrote the sport’s original 13 rules as part of a December 1891 class assignment at a Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) training school in Springfield, Massachusetts.
What were the rules of basketball when it was first invented?
Original 13 Rules of Basketball
The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands (never with the fist). A player cannot run with the ball. The player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it, allowance to be made for a man who catches the ball when running at a good speed if he tries to stop.
What is the 10 second rule in basketball?
The NBA rulebook says a player has 10 seconds to shoot a free throw after receiving the ball from the official. If he takes more than 10 seconds, he is in violation of league rules, and is thus penalized. The opponent gets possession.
What is the time limit in basketball?
All periods of regulation play in the NBA will be twelve minutes. All overtime periods of play will be five minutes. Fifteen minutes will be permitted between halves of all games. 2:30 will be permitted between the first and second periods, the third and fourth periods and before any overtime period during local games.