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Old Wed Nov 01, 2006, 02:18pm
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Helping players up

Just curious the current school of thought about helping players to their feet. I have noticed in the NBA that this is a fairly common practice. I was told about 5 years ago - HANDS OFF.

Are we too worried about getting sued?

Is the practice ok in the NBA and maybe NCAA but not ok in NFHS?
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Old Wed Nov 01, 2006, 02:36pm
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My opinion is do not offer your hand unless you know the player will take it.

Looks pretty bad when you're standing there with your hand out to help & the player gets up on his own & walks away from you.

I quietly ask if he wants help, if he stretches out his hand I'll help. If he doesn't...well, who cares.
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Old Wed Nov 01, 2006, 02:39pm
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In my non Political Correct world, Sure its OK its just a game. If your standing next to the player and not observing any crazy stuff getting ready to happen offer the player a hand.
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Old Wed Nov 01, 2006, 02:41pm
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I do it all the time in football. Not often in basketball, but I don't see a problem with it. Besides, usually if a player is on the ground, I'm busy going to the table to report a foul.
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Old Wed Nov 01, 2006, 02:46pm
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I do it all the time in football. Not often in basketball, but I don't see a problem with it. Besides, usually if a player is on the ground, I'm busy going to the table to report a foul.
Not me, i'm usually telling him to get up and play defense.
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Old Wed Nov 01, 2006, 02:53pm
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No

We have been told absolutely not. You wouldn't want to be the one to help someone up and in the process dislocate his arm. Why take that chance.
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Old Wed Nov 01, 2006, 03:24pm
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We have been told absolutely not. You wouldn't want to be the one to help someone up and in the process dislocate his arm. Why take that chance.
so you are in the organization that has the incredible hulk working games. Where does he find uniforms his size.
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Old Wed Nov 01, 2006, 03:28pm
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You wouldn't want to be the one to help someone up and in the process dislocate his arm.
Wanna bet?

"Here, let me help you up there, whiny l'il point guard. Oops..."

Btw, I'm in the Hands Off bunch too.
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Old Wed Nov 01, 2006, 04:14pm
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I don't touch players either.
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