Five-Second Back to the Basket Violation

Five-Second Back to the Basket Violation:
As stated in NBA basketball rules, an offensive player in his frontcourt below the free throw line extended shall not be permitted to dribble with his back or side to the basket for more than five seconds .

The count ends when
1 - the player picks up the ball,
2 - dribbles above the free-throw line extended or
3 - a defensive player deflects the ball away.

Ruling - Loss of ball. The ball is awarded to the opposing team out-of-bounds on the nearest sideline at the free throw line extended.

eBA Statistical Registration - Forced turnover against the offensive player.

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