A violation in basketball is called on any player who breaks the rules of the game defined in the league rulebook. All violations are called by the referees and are slightly different for high school basketball, the NBA, college basketball, and FIBA.
Types of Violations In Basketball
- shot clock violation
- held ball violation (5-second rule)
- backcourt violation (8-second rule)
- paint violation (offensive 3-second rule, defensive 3-second rule)
All dribbling violations revolve around dribbling, movement, and pivoting
All other violations are listed here.
You can learn more about goaltending vs. basket interference with Basketball Goaltending.