This is an example of an offensive foul, where the Restricted Area does not apply. The Restricted Area is the area within the arched line on the court below the rim. The Restricted Area does not apply in several situations, one of which is when an offensive player leads with an unnatural leg or knee into a defender, even if that defender is in the Restricted Area. On this play, the offensive player extends his left leg into the midsection of the defensive player in an effort to create space, and this is an offensive foul.