Only five fouls in highschool and college, and six fouls in the NBA
Six fouls are allowed in the NBA.
PF can stand for Personal Fouls or Points For. If you see it listed next to PA then it means Points For. In that case, Personal Fouls will be listed as F, or Fouls.
In the NBA you are allowed to have 6 fouls, but usually you get five fouls in high school, middle school, and college basketball.
There are personal fouls, technical fouls, and flagerant fouls. So, there are 3 different types of fouls in basketball.
In the NBA, you are allowed 6 fouls. After you get the sixth foul, you are out for the rest of the game.
In the NBA a player is allowed up to 6 fouls. After a player has reached 6 fouls they're "fouled out" and cannot participate in the rest of the game.