Fair play sits at the core of sporting competition. Without fair play the essence of sport is destroyed. This is why FIBA values fair play, and why we hope that each and every basketball player follows the FIBA Code of Conduct both on and off the court.
The concept of fair play is a fundamental part of the game of basketball. It represents the positive benefits of playing by the rules and respecting fellow players, referees, opponents and fans. Fair play is based on integrity, fairness and respect. Fair play captures the sporting, moral, and ethical principles which FIBA stands for and for which it will continue to fight in the future, regardless of the influences and pressures there may be.