This is an example of a Flagrant Foul, Penalty 1. A Flagrant Foul, Penalty 1 is defined as contact that is unnecessary. The highlighted defensive player on this play lowers his shoulder and launches himself into his opponent. This is a non basketball play by the defensive player, as there is hard impact with potential for injury. Any foul that is ruled Flagrant on the court will be reviewed via Instant Replay to determine if it is a Flagrant 1, a Flagrant 2, a Technical Foul, or a common foul. The penalty for a Flagrant 1 is two free throws for the offended player and his team would also retain possession of the ball.