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Old Thu Nov 11, 2004, 10:20am
ysong ysong is offline
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Originally posted by rainmaker
Originally posted by ysong
According to NBA rule 12-B-I-a: "A player shall not hold, push, charge into, impede the progress of an oppo-nent by extending a hand, forearm, leg or knee or by bending the body into a position that is not normal. Contact that results in the rerouting of an opponent is a foul which must be called immediately."

But during Free throws, almost ALL defenders on the free throw lane spaces extend their arms to lock opponents out. they keep their arms on the opponents even after the ball is released.

I don't think those pushing or hand-checkings fit any of the "exceptions" of rule 12-B-I-a. But what do I miss here? Are those contacts during free throw really illegal?

What you're missing here, is all the classes and interps that the NBA gives their refs. "They" don't do it like "we" do, period. Don't use them for guidelines on how to call hs or college ball, unless your assignor or interpreter tell you to.
Any insights about those NBA guidelines or interps? It is appearent to me that they use different rules during free throw regarding illegal contacts. Any one can offer helps on NBA rules in free throw situation? Thanks.

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