Is a ball in the possession of a player from each team at the same time. In the High school and College games, one team gains possession of the ball after a held ball is called. In the NBA, possession is determined by a jump ball between two players.
Formerly called a "jump ball." When two players on opposite teams are in joint control of the ball.
When two opposing players both possess the basketball but neither one can gain sole possession. In the NBA, the ball is blown dead and a jump ball restarts play. College teams use the alternate-possession rule.
When the ball is seen to be held before being played. The ball must not be caught or come to rest momentarily on any part of the player's body. If it does then it is a foul 'held ball'.
when two players on opposing teams firmly hold the ball at the same time
A ball that comes to rest during contact resulting in a foul.
Occurs when two opponents have one or both hands firmly on the ball, and neither can gain possession without undue roughness.
when two opposing players have possession of the ball at the same time and neither can gain sole possession without being aggressive. The ball is said to be "blown dead"