Delay, Player catches ball after made basket and passes it to the Referee

This is an example of a delay of game violation. Players are not allowed to make contact with the ball once it passes through the net after a successful basket. On this play, the player on the scoring team grabs the ball after it passes through the net, and he passes it to the referee on the baseline. This is a delay of game violation for taking away an opportunity to immediately inbound the ball, and if this was his team’s 2nd delay of game violation, a technical free throw would be awarded to the opposing team.