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darthur
10-15-2009, 11:36 PM
You guys might find this interesting:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4563546

The NBA has finally changed the official rulebook to match what has been the unofficial standard for many, many years: two steps are allowed before something is called a travel. It's been so long since college basketball season I actually forget if college refs allow one or two steps in practice. It's hard to keep track of since traveling calls are botched so often.

DukeSean
10-16-2009, 12:34 AM
You guys might find this interesting:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4563546

The NBA has finally changed the official rulebook to match what has been the unofficial standard for many, many years: two steps are allowed before something is called a travel. It's been so long since college basketball season I actually forget if college refs allow one or two steps in practice. It's hard to keep track of since traveling calls are botched so often.

Interesting article. I think the important thing is to be consistent, which is what the NBA is trying to do. It creates a problem when your rule book says one thing and you're telling the refs to ignore that particular rule but enforce the others. It'll be curious to see the trickle-down effect, if any, on the college game (at least in the books)

loran16
10-16-2009, 08:05 AM
You guys might find this interesting:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4563546

The NBA has finally changed the official rulebook to match what has been the unofficial standard for many, many years: two steps are allowed before something is called a travel. It's been so long since college basketball season I actually forget if college refs allow one or two steps in practice. It's hard to keep track of since traveling calls are botched so often.

So now there's 3 steps allowed in the NBA? :-P

Seriously though, they should've cracked down on travelling, not allowed it. This is why i hate the NBA.

hurleyfor3
10-16-2009, 09:41 AM
The rules give people more steps now? Is this to accommodate newly-minted NBA superstar Tyler Hansbro?

MChambers
10-16-2009, 10:12 AM
What else should the NBA change to reflect the reality of how its rules are enforced? I suppose it should clarify that carrying the ball while dribbling is allowed, at least if your name is Iverson. I don't watch enough NBA games to know the other unwritten rules, but I bet some of you do.

BlueDevilBaby
10-16-2009, 10:19 AM
The rules give people more steps now? Is this to accommodate newly-minted NBA superstar Tyler Hansbro?

Only if they changed it to 5 steps.

MChambers
10-16-2009, 10:48 AM
So NBA players will get used to taking two steps (maybe three) and then have to play in international competition, with a FIBA one step rule?

darthur
10-16-2009, 11:40 AM
For what it's worth, the NBA ref who spear-headed this official rule change claims two steps are the de-facto standard everywhere at all levels of the sport. Depending on your perspective, NBA stars are either better able to stretch the limits of two steps, or NBA refs are better able to look the other way when they pass the limit, but at least according to this guy,two steps is the norm in all basketball leagues.

Here are some Gerald Henderson dunks in college:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikv-3KoXW_U

and some Ricky Rubio in international play:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSBLKrZCkeU

and some Kobe Bryant dunks in the NBA:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Py1-tlMgrk

It does look to me like they are all taking exactly two steps.

Kimist
10-17-2009, 09:06 AM
Somewhere, Tyler H is smiling broadly.

He could become ecstatic if the NBA announced charges would be called only upon proof of broken bones.

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