Newton's second law of motion is known as Acceleration = Net Force/Mass. This is used in basketball when a player passes the basketball. If they use too much force when passing the basketball, it will go flying past the player it was intended to go to because the mass of the basketball is light. But if little force is applied to the throw of a basketball, it won't reach the player that is waiting for the pass and the other team could easily take the ball. So players have to be careful with the amount of force they use. This is why in basketball when passing newton's second law is very important.
Newton's third law of motion states for every force, there's an equal reaction force in the opposite direction. This law of motion is applied in basketball when the players run up and down the court. When a player runs across the court they put force on the court floor. The court floor has to much mass for the player to move it so the force travels back to the player and propels them forward