This is an example of a Flagrant Foul, Penalty 2. A Flagrant Foul, Penalty 2 is defined as contact that is unnecessary AND excessive. The defensive player on this play makes contact with a vulnerable airborne opponent in a non basketball manner with a high potential for injury, and it meets the criteria for a Flagrant Foul, Penalty 2. The penalty for a Flagrant 2 is two free throws for the offended player, and his team would also retain possession of the ball. The offending player would also be ejected from the game, pending confirmation of the call via Instant Replay review.