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# The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands. # The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands (never with the fist). # A player cannot run with the ball. The player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it, allowance to be made for a man who catches the ball when running at a good speed if he tries to stop. # The ball must be held in or between the hands; the arms or body must not be used for holding it. # No shouldering, holding, pushing, tripping, or striking in any way the person of an opponent shall be allowed; the first infringement of this rule by any player shall count as a foul, the second shall disqualify him until the next goal is made, or, if there was evident intent to injure the person, for the whole of the game, no substitute allowed. # A foul is striking at the ball with the fist, violation of Rules 3,4, and such as described in Rule 5. # If either side makes three consecutive fouls, it shall count a goal for the opponents (consecutive means without the opponents in the mean time making a foul). # A goal shall be made when the ball is thrown or batted from the grounds into the basket and stays there, providing those defending the goal do not touch or disturb the goal. If the ball rests on the edges, and the opponent moves the basket, it shall count as a goal. # When the ball goes out of bounds, it shall be thrown into the field of play by the person first touching it. In case of a dispute, the umpire shall throw it straight into the field. The thrower-in is allowed five seconds; if he holds it longer, it shall go to the opponent. If any side persists in delaying the game, the umpire shall call a foul on that side. # The umpire shall be judge of the men and shall note the fouls and notify the referee when three consecutive fouls have been made. He shall have power to disqualify men according to Rule 5. # The referee shall be judge of the ball and shall decide when the ball is in play, in bounds, to which side it belongs, and shall keep the time. He shall decide when a goal has been made, and keep account of the goals with any other duties that are usually performed by a referee. # The time shall be two 15-minute halves, with five minutes' rest between. # The side making the most goals in that time shall be declared the winner. In case of a draw, the game may, by agreement of the captains, be continued until another goal is made. Source:

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In 1891 how many rules where there in basketball?

There didn't used to be a 24-second shot clock, which didn't come until Oct. 30, 1954. There didn't used to be the 3 seconds in the key rule, where a player can stay under the goal in the paint for as long as they want. Now we have the 3 second rule. There didn't used to be goaltending, where a player will pull the ball off the rim before letting it go in or fall off the rim. Now if a player does this the ref will give the team the points, if a player on the offensive team pulls down the ball while on the rim, they call offensive interference or basket interference, and it will cost them possession of the ball. Goaltending became a violation in 1944, and basket interference in 1958. People could not shoot after dribbling, that was changed in 1909. If a defensive player set his feet in the restriction zone (the small arc under the goal) and the offensive player runs into him, the defensive player will be called for a blocking foul, because he/she was behind the restriction zone, that rule was established in the NBA in 1997.

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Dec. 21, 1891.

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There are different signals in basketball but if we talk about the first rule, James Naismith was the first person ever to published the basketball rules in 1891. The early rules and signals were quite different from the current signals. But more or less it is evolved from James Naismith's published rules.

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Dr. James Naismith is known as the father of basketball. He first invented the game of basketball in 1891, made the original rules, fostered the beginnings of college basketball at the University of Kansas, and helped launch basketball into the Olympics.

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