RULE NO. 8: Out-of-Bounds and Throw-In The ball is out-of-bounds when it touches a player who is out-of-bounds or any other person, the floor, or any object... Any ball that rebounds or passes directly behind the backboard, in any direction, or enters the cylinder from below is... The ball is caused ...
Topic Overview: If you hit your ball out of bounds or lose it (you have three minutes to search for your ball before it becomes lost), your only option is to go back to the spot of your previous stroke to play under stroke and distance. The only exceptions to this are if your ball is lost in a penalty area (when you can use any of the penalty area relief options) or lost in an abnormal ground condition or in an obstruction.
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In basketball, a ball is out of bounds if it touches a player who is out of bounds or lands out of bounds on the floor. The ball is also out if it hits any of the objects behind the basket or backboard. When the ball goes out of bounds, whichever team sent it out loses possession.
The ball is out of bounds when it touches a player who is out of bounds, or the supports or the back of the backboards or it touches the floor or any object on, above or outside a boundary line.
The ball shall be out of bounds when it touches a player who is out of bounds, any other person, the floor or any object on or outside a boundary, the supports or back of the backboard, or the ceiling or overhead equipment. Section 2 (Ball Caused To Go Out of Bounds): Art. 1.
SITUATION A: A1, while holding the ball inbounds near the sideline, touches (a) player B1; (b) a photographer; (c) a coach; (d) an official, all of whom are out of bounds. RULING: A1 is not out of bounds in (a), (b), (c) or (d). To be out of bounds, A1 must touch the floor or some object on or outside a boundary line.
SECTION 2 CAUSING THE BALL TO GO OUT OF BOUNDS. ART. 1: The ball is caused to go out of bounds by the last player to touch or to be touched by it, before it goes out, provided it is out of bounds because of touching something other than a player.
The rules of basketball make it pretty clear that you can't touch the ball while any part of you is out of bounds. The rules are different if a player steps out without the ball. Players who go out of bounds can legally rejoin the play and touch the ball once they have both feet back on the court.