a player that is on the team without the ball. the team that is trying to get back or steal the ball from the offensive team is the defensive team.
As long as they want.
There are many different opinions on who the greatest defensive basketball player ever was. However one of the most popular opinions is that Michael Jordan was the best.
Yes. A defensive player can stay in the lane as long as they wish.
No, that is considered a foul
when an offensive player knocks down a defensive player while the offensive player is dribbling
All players in basketball play both offense and defense.
That would be a blocking foul.
The defensive player just has to be on the inbounds part of the court. As long as they do not break the plane or touch the offensive player they are in a legal position.
In basketball, the defensive position is the stance you are in while guarding an opponent (defense) in basketball.