Updated: Feb 8
When you have a Dead Ball Foul, it is important that you know when the ball becomes Alive and when it is Dead.
Here is a review and the highlighted parts as it pertains to the play:
The ball becomes live when:
b. On a throw-in, it is at the disposal of the thrower. This occurs when the thrower turns to the floor and presents the ball...This is when the 5 second count starts by the official.
Keep in mind that the ball has not been "made available" until the administering official begins his/her count. 4-4-7(d) . That may be the easier way to look at this in terms of a foul following a made basket. If the official has not begun his/her count, it's a T. Also keep in mind that contact while the ball is dead is ignored unless intentional or flagrant. The foul in the video is clearly an intentional foul.
The Ball is dead when:
The ball becomes dead, or remains dead, when:
A goal is made.
A goal was made by Team B Once the ball goes through the ring of the basket it is a DEAD BALL. The ball was DEAD after a shot was made, the ball was NOT yet at the disposal for the throw-in by Team A. Remember the ball becomes ALIVE when on a throw-in, it is at the DISPOSAL of the thrower. The ball was on the floor in the middle of the lane and a Team A player was about to pick it up and take it out of bounds. It was NOT yet at the disposal as EXACTLY stated according to the rule. A foul then occurred when a Team A player on Team B player , who fell to the floor. Know that this should have been called a technical foul because it was a DEAD BALL FOUL. Again, once the ball goes through the ring of the basket it is a DEAD BALL. Any contact from this point, until it is “made available” for the inbound, is DEAD BALL action. Technical fouls include a contact foul while the ball is DEAD, except a foul by an airborne shooter. A foul called during a DEAD BALL is ALWAYS a technical possibly FLAGRANT.
On this play, it was NOT FLAGRANT.
A FLAGRANT FOUL RESULTS IN AN EJECTION, WE NEED TO BE POSITIVE WHEN WE CALL IT FLAGRANT BECAUSE OF THE SEVERITY OF THE PENALTY!
Rules knowledge is a must