Friday, December 1 2023

Earlier today we explained how one of the more obscure rules in the NBA’s rule book came to be known through the antics of Hall of Fame Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce.

It is not just the NBA that has some very unusual rules for the sport of basketball, however.

On the international level, FIBA also has some surprising rules. One states a team is not allowed to intentionally score on their own basket. This does not preclude accidental tip-ins and the like (and no, we aren’t exactly sure how they know the difference either).

To find out for yourself what led to the creation and implementation of this obscure rule, take a look at the clip embedded below for the story behind it and other weird sports rules from the folks at “Secret Base.”

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire

Source: Yahoo Sports


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