From the opening play of the game to the final buzzer, there are plenty of rules to study and master in the game of basketball if you want to play on the highest level. Do you know all of the ins and outs of the game, or are you more of a casual fan who just enjoys screaming at the television when a call from the referee doesn't go your team's way? Why not find out with this quiz?
Since basketball was first invented by James Naismith in 1891, it has become a cultural phenomenon around the world. With its growth, the rules have developed as well to make the game more accessible and fun. After all, there were only 13 rules at the beginning, and now, there are hundreds of published rules.
The development of the rulebook certainly has helped the game, though, as it has gone from the simple objective of putting a ball into a basket into the fast-paced, high-flying game it is today.
Are you a basketball guru when it comes to the modern rules of the sport? Can you turn on an NBA game and know exactly why the whistle is being blown or why the ball was turned over?
When you're ready to put down the ball and study the rules for a second, jump into this quiz and see if you can get a high score!