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Old Thu Jan 14, 2021, 10:54am
BillyMac BillyMac is offline
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Fun With Dunking ...

https://storage.googleapis.com/refqu...DLXmFiFzUx.mp4

I originally didn't want to post this video on the Forum because I didn't think it was a controversial situation. That is until I later received the IAABO International Play Commentary.

Disclaimer: For IAABO Eyes Only: Below is not a NFHS interpretation, it's only an IAABO International interpretation which obviously doesn't mean a hill of beans to most members of this Forum.

IAABO International Play Commentary
Officials should be aware that a player does not need to “hang” on the ring to be penalized for a technical foul during a dunk attempt. Dunking is legal. (4-16) However, players must not grasp either basket at any time during the game except to prevent injury. (10-4-3) In this play, the offensive player grasps the ring as he dunks the ball into the basket. By rule, this is a technical foul.
Correct Answer: This is a technical foul for hanging on the ring.

4-16: Dunking is the driving, forcing, pushing or attempting to force a ball through the basket with the hand(s).

10-4-3: A player must not:Grasp either basket at any time during the game except to prevent injury; dunk or stuff, or attempt to dunk or stuff a dead ball.


Note: About 80% of IAABO members (including me) that commented on the video thought that this was not a technical foul for hanging on the rim.

Here was my comment on the video: Not doing chin-ups, not showing off, not acting like the daring young man on the flying trapeze, just catching his balance so that he doesn't break an ankle when landing. This is not a technical foul for hanging on the ring.

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