Flagrant Foul, Penalty 1 (Push in the back to airborne opponent)

This is an example of a Flagrant Foul, Penalty 1. A Flagrant Foul, Penalty 1 is defined as contact that is unnecessary. The defensive player on this play pushes his airborne opponent in the back. This is a non basketball play by the defensive player to a vulnerable player, and there is high potential for injury as well. The penalty for a Flagrant 1 is two free throws for the offended player and his team would also retain possession of the ball.