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Old Sun Mar 12, 2006, 02:22pm
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If you watch carefully, a trend seems to have developed in allowing people catching passes to make an extra pivot. I don't know if this is a tendency to not call it because it could be considered ticky-tack, the officials aren't seeing it, or for some other reason.

What I'm talking about is the person receiving a pass in the air, landing on one foot first and then the second, and then picking up the first foot and pivotting on the second.

By definition, the first foot down is the pivot. So, without dribbling, passing, or shooting, the player has picked up and returned his pivot to the floor. This is a travel.

Why is it not being called? It seems to be generating a major advantage, in my opinion, to be allowed to take a full extra step.

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Old Sun Mar 12, 2006, 02:33pm
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Good questions. NBA influence (where walking is seldon called)? Perhaps?
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Old Sun Mar 12, 2006, 02:37pm
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Good questions. NBA influence (where walking is seldon called)? Perhaps?
I even went back and watched some of the passes in the Duke game to make sure I was seeing it right. I saw it a ton of times in some of the HS playoff games in our area. Easy call, it would seem, since in most cases I'm seeing the receiver away from everyone, like setting up a play.
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Good questions. NBA influence (where walking is seldon called)? Perhaps?
I even went back and watched some of the passes in the Duke game to make sure I was seeing it right. I saw it a ton of times in some of the HS playoff games in our area. Easy call, it would seem, since in most cases I'm seeing the receiver away from everyone, like setting up a play.
It's the general devolution of standards. Rules are so . . . ticky-tacky compared to flying.
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