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Old Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:56am
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NPR Story on perception bias

Story about perceptions of what happened first

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/24/71676...-in-basketball
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Old Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:14pm
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Interesting article...

When I occasionally play a few games of pickup basketball and there is a questionable circumstance as to whom the ball went OOB on in "nearly simultaneous" touches--we typically will shoot a "do or die" 3 point shot to resolve the issue/possession.

As a high school level basketball official, when I see a simultaneous touch--for example a rebounding situation when: player A, player B, Ball---if player B's hand is contact with ball while attempting to gather [I know bad word on this forum BillyMac]and player A comes in and knocks it OOB while also contacting player B's hand, I will just award the ball to player A's team despite the fact that the ball was last in contact with player B's hand.

In neither case do we have the luxury [and time] of scrutinizing an instant reply from 200000 camera angles; therefore, these events are resolved as cited.
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Old Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:19pm
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Story about perceptions of what happened first

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/24/71676...-in-basketball
.....both are certain that the other player was the last to touch it,....

Interesting article but science also will say that 92.3 % of the time each player is just trying to buy the call. : )
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Old Thu Apr 25, 2019, 05:58pm
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... a high school level basketball official, when I see a simultaneous touch--for example a rebounding situation when: player A, player B, Ball---if player B's hand is contact with ball while attempting to gather and player A comes in and knocks it OOB while also contacting player B's hand, I will just award the ball to player A's team despite the fact that the ball was last in contact with player B's hand.
I've got a better system, by the book, and one that may appear to be right on Grandma's cell phone video.

I give the ball to the opponents of the team that touches it last, or if really simultaneous, go to the arrow, or maybe ask for some help, or accept some help from my partner.

Just a reminder, the contact, as described, is not a foul.

If there really is a foul, I call the foul.
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