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Old Sat Jan 16, 2021, 12:46pm
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Originally Posted by so cal lurker View Post
The interpretation used to be closer to literal than it is now. But even back when the hand wrapping and instantly letting go (as in the video) wasn't called. And I think it was in the 80s that the language was added about holding on for protection.
In the mid-eighties, I believe that the grasping rule's only exception was to prevent injury to the dunker and to players under the dunker if, and only if, there were players under the dunker.

Then it was changed to a grasp that prevents injury to any player, the dunker (with, or without, players below), or the players below.
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