Answer to Dec 4-11 Trivia Question

The bucket term referring to the 3 second rule comes from the shape of the area. The paint with the foul circle looks like a bucket.  This came into effect in 1956 when the area was widened from 6 feet to 12 feet. Before that when the lane was 6  feet wide the 3 second area was called the key because the area was shaped like a key.