Well then perhaps it should be implied, yet never called b/c no-one can tell what is offside anyhow. In basketball, there is nothing comparable to "offsides" and yet, you don't see players hanging on the other end of the court waiting for their side to get possession so that they can fling it to the other end. Why? B/c to do so would still give the defending team a disadvantage, as it would in football also.