The NBA Playoffs is one of the most exciting times of the year, but when it comes to officiating mistakes, there are far too many to count. From various contact fouls to questionable shot calls, fouls and excessive contact, the NBA Playoffs is full of it. In this article, we will take a look at some of the more common fouls that occur during the NBA Playoffs. These are just a few of the more common fouls that can occur during the NBA Playoffs, so keep in mind these are just examples.
A foul may be considered a costly foul if it is deemed to be an excessive and uncalled foul. To qualify as an excessive foul, the foul must be deemed to be beyond the permissible amount of contact that is allowable by the NBA’s playoff rules. It is in the league’s best interest to provide uniform guidelines on which fouls are acceptable and which ones are not.
As with many fouls, excessive contact fouls are a very subjective and difficult to determine. If you have never seen a foul being called, then you may need to consult with an NBA referee to find out what the proper contact is. There are some contact fouls that are considered excessive contact when played within the rules, and then there are fouls that are deemed excessive when looked at outside of the rules. Often times, it is the difference between what is considered a foul and what is considered an infraction. If there is a discrepancy in the rule, the foul is considered excessive when it is observed by an NBA referee.
So, what type of contact is it when a foul is being called? Contact is defined as any physical contact that occurs. These physical contact include contact that is made in the direction of the player on the court. This includes contact made by a player with another player, a ball handler or a shooting player. Contact includes incidental contact and is not limited to physical contact only.
With that said, incidental contact is a different concept. While contact is not limited to physical contact, the offensive player may be called for an incidental contact if they make contact while in the act of a play. There are several occasions where a player may be hit in the act of a play, however, the contact may be incidental, depending on the situation. Such instances include: receiving a hook from a shooting player; getting a finger wrapped; and getting in the way of a shot.
Another term that you will often see utilized in terms of an excessive foul is Flagrant Foul. With that said, a Flagrant Foul is defined as a foul committed by a player that involves intentional contact with an opponent that causes a foul to be called. Basically, an offensive player has to go out of his way to cause a foul to be called on an opponent.
However, there are many instances when an offensive player is not considered to be committing a Flagrant Foul, such as if the contact occurs during a scramble for the ball and the two players are separated before the play becomes a play. In this case, the contact is not deemed to be intentional and therefore the foul is called as Flagrant Foul.
Remember, the NBA Playoffs rules and the actual rules of the league do not always line up on a consistent basis. These are just a few of the more common fouls that are judged on the level of contact.