Obscure NBA rules you didn’t know

Jump-Ball is serious business

Even though the opening tip has zero effect on the outcome of a match, the league is adamant about everything being done by the book. If the jumpers aren’t properly aligned and it’s found out later than 24 seconds into the match, another jump-ball takes place at the beginning of the second half. If the error is discovered later than 24 seconds into the match, the game is restarted