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Old Fri Mar 25, 2016, 01:09pm
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Illegal Dribble?

Had this discussion with another referee friend last night. He says his partner was calling a n initiail two handed dribble a double dribble. Can a player legally start his dribble with two hands? I've never called a double dribble when a player catches in the post and puts the ball to the floor once with two hands and then turns and shoots. What do you guys/gals have here? Is there a rule reference?
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Old Fri Mar 25, 2016, 01:18pm
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"Power Dribbles" are certainly OK

Starting a dribble with two hands is certainly ok.

Dribble Definition in 4-15-4: The dribble begins by pushing, throwing or batting the ball to the floor before the pivot foot is lifted.
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Old Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:54pm
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agreed!
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Old Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:58pm
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"Simultaneously (touching) the ball with both hands" is a way to END the dribble. A dribble can't end until it's started.

Your "friend" has bought into some officiating myth.
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Old Mon Mar 28, 2016, 12:17pm
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Sometimes you just have to tell your partner no.
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