Although NBA and FIBA are both basketball games, it is because the NBA is a commercial league.
They have their own set of rules independent of FIBA. Therefore, players who are very good in the world may not be good in the NBA, and some top NBA stars are not suitable for playing in FIBA.
Let’s talk about the differences between the FIBA rules and the NBA today.
In the NBA, there are four quarters, 12 minutes each, and 48 minutes in the game.
According to the rules of FIBA, each quarter is 10 minutes, and the whole game is 40 minutes.
suspension is different
NBA timeouts are called by players, and each team is entitled to seven regular timeouts to be registered.
Each team is limited to no more than 4 timeouts in the fourth quarter; no more than 3 timeouts in the last two minutes of the fourth quarter.
During overtime, each team is allowed 3 timeouts.
According to FIBA rules, each team has 2 timeouts in the first half and 3 timeouts in the second half. Only the coach can call timeouts in international games.
The NBA is a commercial league with many sponsors and advertisements. If you play for a long time and pause, you can use this time to advertise.
The physical fitness of international players is generally not as good as that of the US team, and they have fewer timeouts and less opportunities to rest, so they can meet the needs of the game physically for 40 minutes.
The three-point line is not the same distance
The NBA is 7.25 meters, while the FIBA is only 6.75 meters.
NBA players were sent off for six fouls, and FIBA was sent off after five fouls.
Defense is different
The NBA has a saying of three seconds of defense, but there is no such rule in international games.
The NBA stipulates that as long as the basketball is within the range of the cylinder, the player will be called a goaltend when he touches the basketball.
International competitions stipulate that as long as the player touches the basket, the player can rebound.
Assists are different
The FIBA assist method is when the ball is in the live phase, the ball is passed by the player with the ball.
Passing the ball to the player who touches the ball for the first time, and he immediately has a shot and scores, it is considered an assist. Whether he made a false move or dribbled the ball too far from the basket, this assist is not counted.
The NBA stipulates that as long as the receiver has smooth attacking movements and scores, an assist will basically be recorded, and some fake moves are also counted as assists.
This is why the assists in international games are not as many as in the NBA.