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# What does out of bounds mean in basketball?

Updated: 9/27/2023

Wiki User

13y ago

Out of bounds in Basketball is passed the line at the end of the court. If a person with the ball stands out of bounds the other team gets the ball. Someone on Team A is on offence (they have the ball) and someone on Team A knocks the ball out of bounds, Team B gets the ball. But if Team A was on offence and Team B knocks the ball out of bounds, Team A keeps the ball.

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13y ago

Wiki User

15y ago

When the ball makes contact with anything that is out of bounds (this includes touching the out of bounds line) it is considered 'out of bounds'. If the ball goes out of bounds in the air and is pulled back, it is not considered out of bounds.

Wiki User

13y ago

Anywhere one the field is 'in bounds'. If a Baseball is hit anywhere over the fence, anywhere on the field, it is out of bounds. If it is hit over the fence in the outfield it is a home run. Anywhere else it is just a foul ball.

Wiki User

14y ago

Out of bounds means on the outer side of the line. If the ball touches the line, it is considered in.

Anonymous

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3y ago
what if the ball hit by our opponent goes out of bound before we touches the net on our way down??

Wiki User

15y ago

Inbounds means within the dimensions of the playing court. Out of bounds means outside the dimensions of the playing court.

Wiki User

14y ago

Out Of Bounds is when the ball carrier's footsteps on the white line on the sides.

Wiki User

14y ago

A puck (or ball in soccer) is considered out of bounds when it touches the netting (big net to protect spectators) or goes over the glass.

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### Why is there an out of bounds for basketball?

because that is the rule...

### Can two players run out of bounds in basketball?

All players can be out of bounds if they wish, but it will not get them anywhere.

No.

### How many feet do you need to establish in bounds in basketball?

As with all sports, it is important to understand the boundaries on a basketball court. A player only needs one foot to establish in bounds in basketball.

Yes

No

### What is the 5 seconds regulation for basketball?

In basketball people have 5 seconds to take the ball out of bounds.

### How many seconds can you be out of bounds in basketball?

When in-bounding the ball, 5.

### When playing basketball if the ball is passed and goes out of bounds but is caught live ball by opposite team who is it out on?

in order for a ball in basketball to be considered to be out of bounds the ball MUST touch/hit the ground out bounds ... if the ball does not touch/hit out of bounds the ball is still live a play can go out of bounds to throw/pass the ball back in bounds so long as the player that is going for the ball bounds feet are in the air when he makes contact with the ball ...

### What are the sidelines in basketball?

The sidelines in basketball mark the out of bounds mark. If you cross it and you are on offense you turn the ball over.

### When in bounding the basketball is it legal to step on the out of bounds line as long as you do not break the plane?

No. No matter what, you can't step on the out of bounds line when inbounding.

Yes