In the NBA, they can only stay in the key for three seconds.
If on offense they have 3 seconds in the key, if on defense they can stay as long as they like.
if your on offense then you can only be in the key for three seconds
the zone inside the key
the shape of the key on a basketball court is a semicircle
There is the key which is where the hoop is and its like and arch you stand on the line near the end of the key
Because the in international basketball it is the shape of an old style key hole
to e able to weave them selves through defenders in the key and score in the best way possible
An offensive player is not allowed to stay in the paint or key for more than 1 second at a time you have to keep moving in and out.
The penalty is 3 seconds in the key.