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Old 12-07-2010, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, in between the Moose's butt and nose.
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I'm I the only one who notices that if they really enforced the traveling rule like it's supposed to be enforced.....LeBron would lose about 1/3 of his points?
I don't hate basketball, but living in the states, get sick and tired of 4 basketball highlights for 1 hockey highlight. Seems that ever sense Stern took the reigns over in the late 80's and Johnson and Jordan started to wow the crowds with these "dunks", well, there's an unofficial memo that frowns on officials who enforce traveling the way it's supposed to be called.
I mean a rule is a rule. It's no different than letting Sidney Crosby score on some great shots, but using a illegally curved stick.
The NBA reeks of shadiness and dishonesty and this is one example.
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I'm I the only one who notices that if they really enforced the traveling rule like it's supposed to be enforced.....LeBron would lose about 1/3 of his points?
You are allowed 2 steps to the basket without dribbling. Any basketball fan (or non-fan offering their commentary) should know this.
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:32 AM
 
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Yep - there are travelling violations that go uncalled for sure ... a lot of it has to do with post play / pivot feet or the first transition when catching the ball

there are some occasions where a guy gets an extra step, often to avoid a defender, and it's not called when it should be

the ballhandling area that has become less enforced is palming or turning over the ball when dribbling .... a lot of hesitations and then go when the ball is in the air, etc

i went to the all star practices out here a couple years ago and a major thing that has changed is that you have big, athletic guys who can handle the ball

there are a lot of players in the league if they have any momentum at all can receive the ball near the top of key, put their first step near the free throw line, their 2nd step over 1/3 of the way into the paint and then elevate to the rim
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:06 PM
 
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You are allowed 2 steps to the basket without dribbling. Any basketball fan (or non-fan offering their commentary) should know this.
Whatever dude...
not according to this....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traveling_(basketball)
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:07 PM
 
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You are allowed 2 steps to the basket without dribbling. Any basketball fan (or non-fan offering their commentary) should know this.
must have been changed....just so the NBA can put out these fake highlights...the globetrotters never took 2 steps....
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:12 AM
 
Location: spring tx
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Whatever dude...
not according to this....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traveling_(basketball)
maybe you should read farther down in your own link?
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For the 2009-10 season, the NBA modified its rule regarding traveling to update antiquated language.[1]
NBA Official Rules (2009-2010)[2]
Rule 10, Section XIII—Traveling
a. A player who receives the ball while standing still may pivot, using either foot as the pivot foot.
b. A player who receives the ball while he is progressing or upon completion of a dribble, may take two steps in coming to a stop, passing or shooting the ball.
-A player who receives the ball while he is progressing must release the ball to start his dribble before his second step. The first step occurs when a foot, or both feet, touch the floor after gaining control of the ball. The second step occurs after the first step when the other foot touches the floor, or both feet touch the floor simultaneously.
-A player who comes to a stop on step one when both feet are on the floor or touch the floor simultaneously may pivot using either foot as his pivot. If he jumps with both feet he must release the ball before either foot touches the floor.
-A player who lands with one foot first may only pivot using that foot. A progressing player who jumps off one foot on the first step may land with both feet simultaneously for the second step. In this situation, the player may not pivot with either foot and if one or both feet leave the floor the ball must be released before either returns to the floor.
c. In starting a dribble after (1) receiving the ball while standing still, or (2) coming to a legal stop, the ball must be out of the player’s hand before the pivot foot is raised off the floor.
d. If a player, with the ball in his possession, raises his pivot foot off the floor, he must pass or shoot before his pivot foot returns to the floor. If he drops the ball while in the air, he may not be the first to touch the ball.
e. A player who falls to the floor while holding the ball, or while coming to a stop, may not gain an advantage by sliding.
f. A player who attempts a field goal may not be the first to touch the ball if it fails to touch the backboard, basket ring or another player.
g. A player may not be the first to touch his own pass unless the ball touches his backboard, basket ring or another player.
h. Upon ending his dribble or gaining control of the ball, a player may not touch the floor consecutively with the same foot (hop).
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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Oh man, a disgruntled hockey fan ripping basketball on an internet forum? Thanks for this fresh new perspective, I've never seen anything like this before.
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Old 12-12-2010, 04:20 PM
 
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I've been plenty of dunks, on the ESPN or whatever highlights, were guys are taking 3 steps....
again the rules must have been modified...per Johnson and Jordan...1 step was it.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Once upon a time basketball (just like baseball, football and hockey) was a sport. Now it's just a television show. So theatrical moves like a highlight reel dunk are acceptable, whether or not they violate the actual rules of the game.
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