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Old Sun Jan 03, 2021, 12:48pm
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Originally Posted by crosscountry55 View Post
Would anyone have gone with a no-call here? That was my initial gut feeling. Certainly not a block, but I donít think thereís clear advantage gained by the ball handler. Iím seeing more step-back here than leverage.

Corollary: In football, would this be enough for offensive pass interference? Probably not.
I think this was the proper call. For one it caused the ability to get an uncontested shot. So yes I think this needs to be called.

And as a football official, if your push causes that kind of separation, I am calling OPI. The contact was material and gave an advantage to make the play that was attempted. I like the call in either sport.

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