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 @GFike no theyd just be lower scoring and or players would stop doing that BS.  it makes all the difference in the world in terms of getting your balance and set shot.  it's middle school crap, just like splitting your feet when you start a dribble.  hate it.

2 years, 5 months ago on Tim Duncan Receives A "Did Not Dress - Old"

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What a travel. Caught the ball with his right foot planted as the pivot foot, then lifts it and puts it down again.  People do that all the time, hate it.

2 years, 6 months ago on Tim Duncan Receives A "Did Not Dress - Old"

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Can you analyze this one please? http://www.nba.com/video/games/heat/2012/01/19/0021100213_lal_mia_play4.nba/

The concept of the gather step is baffling. Lebron places his last dribble in b/w half court and the three and manages to get to the hoop without a travel.

It's clear there are 2 large steps leading to the layup. But there are also 2 steps around the gather, and it would seem there's a chance that one of them is after the gather. When is the gather???

I think the logically consistent way to count travel steps are the steps after the last dribble in a layup attempt. One might protest to this because they would claim that when you are dribbling, you can take as many steps as you like as long as you don't carry. My response would be that a layup attempt is clearly not a continued act of dribbling and also requires the player to effectively carry the ball anyways. In other words, there should be no worry that extra steps would be penalized in a layup when they wouldn't be during the act of dribbling.

Only allowing 1 step after the gather would seem to work the same as the approach of counting after the last dribble.

Lastly, I just can't believe the NBA really thinks 2 after the gather is how it's always been done. Can you even show me pro-hops from the earlier days?

2 years, 8 months ago on Have Ball, Will Travel: Gerald Wallace

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