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Defensive three seconds - NBA

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What is defensive three seconds ?

Defensive three seconds - NBA

In the NBA, any defensive player, who is positioned in the key or the area extending 4 feet past the lane endline, must be actively guarding an opponent within three seconds. Actively guarding means being within arms length of an offensive player and in a guarding position. PENALTY: A technical foul shall be assessed. The offensive team retains possession at the free throw line extended.



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