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The rules differ slightly in European Basketball and NBA basketball.

In European basketball doesn't have offensive 3-second calls, that rule was implemented by the NBA during the 90's to prevent that eras dominant centers to camp in the paint and catch and dunk.

A 3 second call in the NBA means that you have been in the restricted area (the key/the paint) for over 3 seconds and results in a turnover.

A defensive 3 second call means that you've been camped in the paint without an offensive player to guard in the restricted area and the call for a defensive 3 second call is a technical free-throw (no tech is assessed to a single player)

and the ball back.

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