Welcome to the NBA Video Rulebook!

The NBA Video Rulebook website is intended to help explain the Rules of the NBA game to all interested parties – our teams, the media, and our fans.

The videos in each section illustrate examples of different kinds of fouls and violations, with detailed descriptions and explanations of each play. To find a specific type of play, hover your mouse cursor over the tabs at the top of the page and the drop down menus will take you to whichever play category you are seeking ! The site will be continually updated as we add new video examples, so please check back often to see what new plays have been added…

More new Video Examples have been added !

More new Video examples have been added today to the Video Rulebook !

New examples can be found under the Other Violations tab in several sections, including Defensive 3 Seconds, Offensive 3 Seconds, Goaltending and Other Offensive Violations. More new examples are coming soon, so remember to check back often !

The NBA Video Rulebook currently contains over 400 different play examples, and we are continually working to update the site with new content, and to provide interesting and educational examples. Look for more updates coming very soon to the NBA Video Rulebook !

Note: The NBA Video Rulebook website is not meant to be a substitute for the Official NBA Rulebook. If there is any discrepancy in the language between the explanations listed on this site, and what is written in the Official Rulebook, the Official Rulebook takes precedence.

New Video Examples have been added !

New Video examples have been added today to the Video Rulebook !

New examples can be found under the Other Fouls tab in several of the Other Fouls by Defensive Players section, including Body Bump, Illegal Forearm below FT line extended, Fouls in the Act of Shooting, and Clear Path to the Basket Fouls.

More new examples are coming very soon, so please check back often !

The NBA Video Rulebook currently contains over 400 different play examples, and we are continually working to update the site with new content, and to provide interesting and educational examples. Look for more updates coming very soon to the NBA Video Rulebook !

Note: The NBA Video Rulebook website is not meant to be a substitute for the Official NBA Rulebook. If there is any discrepancy in the language between the explanations listed on this site, and what is written in the Official Rulebook, the Official Rulebook takes precedence.

New Video Examples are coming soon !!

New Video examples are coming soon to the Video Rulebook ! Check back soon for new examples in several sections, including the Other Fouls by Defensive Players in the Other Fouls section and also in the Other Violations section.

The NBA Video Rulebook currently contains over 400 different play examples, and we are continually working to update the site with new content, and to provide interesting and educational examples. Look for more updates coming very soon to the NBA Video Rulebook !!

Note: The NBA Video Rulebook website is not meant to be a substitute for the Official NBA Rulebook. If there is any discrepancy in the language between the explanations listed on this site, and what is written in the Official Rulebook, the Official Rulebook takes precedence.

More new Video Examples have been added !

More new Video examples have been added today to the Video Rulebook !

New examples can be found under the Other Fouls tab in the Other Fouls by Defensive Players section, and can be found in the Impeding Progress section.

Even more new examples are coming soon, so make sure that you check back often !

The NBA Video Rulebook currently contains over 400 different examples, and we are continually working to update the site with new content, and to provide interesting and educational examples. Look for more updates coming very soon to the NBA Video Rulebook !

Note: The NBA Video Rulebook website is not meant to be a substitute for the Official NBA Rulebook. If there is any discrepancy in the language between the explanations listed on this site, and what is written in the Official Rulebook, the Official Rulebook takes precedence.

New Video Examples have been added !

New Video examples have been added today to the Video Rulebook !

New examples can be found under the Traveling and Dribbling Violation tab in several areas, including Traveling on the perimeter, Traveling in the post and Discontinued Dribble on the perimeter.

More new examples are coming very soon, so please check back often !

The NBA Video Rulebook currently contains over 400 different play examples, and we are continually working to update the site with new content, and to provide interesting and educational examples. Look for more updates coming very soon to the NBA Video Rulebook !

Note: The NBA Video Rulebook website is not meant to be a substitute for the Official NBA Rulebook. If there is any discrepancy in the language between the explanations listed on this site, and what is written in the Official Rulebook, the Official Rulebook takes precedence.

New Video Examples are coming soon !!

New Video examples are coming soon to the Video Rulebook ! Check back soon for new examples in several sections, including Traveling & Dribbling Violations and Other Fouls by Defensive Players in the Other Fouls section.

The NBA Video Rulebook currently contains over 400 different play examples, and we are continually working to update the site with new content, and to provide interesting and educational examples. Look for more updates coming very soon to the NBA Video Rulebook !!

Note: The NBA Video Rulebook website is not meant to be a substitute for the Official NBA Rulebook. If there is any discrepancy in the language between the explanations listed on this site, and what is written in the Official Rulebook, the Official Rulebook takes precedence.

More new Video Examples have been added !

Even more new Video examples have been added today to the Video Rulebook !

New examples can be found under the Screens & Picks tab in several areas, including Pick’n Rolls, Off Ball Screens, Handoff Screens, and Back Screens

More new examples will be coming soon, so check back often !

The NBA Video Rulebook currently contains over 400 different play examples, and we are continually working to update the site with new content, and to provide interesting and educational examples. Look for more updates coming very soon to the NBA Video Rulebook !

Note: The NBA Video Rulebook website is not meant to be a substitute for the Official NBA Rulebook. If there is any discrepancy in the language between the explanations listed on this site, and what is written in the Official Rulebook, the Official Rulebook takes precedence.

More new Video Examples have been added !

More new Video examples have been added today to the Video Rulebook !

New examples can be found under the Post Play tab in several areas, including Defensive Fouls in the Post and Offensive Fouls in the Post

Even more new examples are coming very soon, so check back often !

The NBA Video Rulebook currently contains over 400 different play examples, and we are continually working to update the site with new content, and to provide interesting and educational examples. Look for more updates coming very soon to the NBA Video Rulebook !

Note: The NBA Video Rulebook website is not meant to be a substitute for the Official NBA Rulebook. If there is any discrepancy in the language between the explanations listed on this site, and what is written in the Official Rulebook, the Official Rulebook takes precedence.

New Video examples have been added !

New Video examples have been added today to the Video Rulebook !

New examples can be found under the Block / Charge tab in several areas, including On Ball Defenders, Restricted Area, Other Block / Charge plays and Trajectory of Defenders.

More new examples are coming soon, so check back often !

The NBA Video Rulebook currently contains over 400 different play examples, and we are continually working to update the site with new content, and to provide interesting and educational examples. Look for more updates coming very soon to the NBA Video Rulebook !

Note: The NBA Video Rulebook website is not meant to be a substitute for the Official NBA Rulebook. If there is any discrepancy in the language between the explanations listed on this site, and what is written in the Official Rulebook, the Official Rulebook takes precedence.

New Video examples are coming soon !!

New Video examples are coming soon to the Video Rulebook ! Check back soon for new examples in several sections, including Block/Charge, Post Play, and Illegal Screens.

The NBA Video Rulebook currently contains over 400 different play examples, and we are continually working to update the site with new content, and to provide interesting and educational examples. Look for more updates coming very soon to the NBA Video Rulebook !!

Note: The NBA Video Rulebook website is not meant to be a substitute for the Official NBA Rulebook. If there is any discrepancy in the language between the explanations listed on this site, and what is written in the Official Rulebook, the Official Rulebook takes precedence.