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Old Sat Nov 04, 2006, 08:36am
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Last night I had my first game (NAIA) and both my partners were D1 officials. We walk out onto the court and guess what? A player was wearing socks that came above his knee! It looked like tights until he ran. We talked about it and there is no current rule against it. After the game, a ref doing the game after us (another D1 official) came in and asked about it. We told him they were socks and there currently isn't anything in the rule book that says they are illegal.

Other than that is was a good game. It was great to only drive 1 hour, have an early game and be home by 9pm.
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Old Sat Nov 04, 2006, 08:39am
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One of my first games working Varsity HS Ball, one kid had socks up over his knee that were striped -- I called them cat in the hat socks, cause the stripes were that thick. I asked my partner about them and if they were legal. He said, "Unless you wanna ring him up for having bad taste, there's really nothing you can do."
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Old Sat Nov 04, 2006, 01:27pm
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One of my first games working Varsity HS Ball, one kid had socks up over his knee that were striped -- I called them cat in the hat socks, cause the stripes were that thick. I asked my partner about them and if they were legal. He said, "Unless you wanna ring him up for having bad taste, there's really nothing you can do."
He wasn't wearing the matching hat, of course, because that would be illegal. *Do not insert exception comment here*
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Old Sun Nov 05, 2006, 02:06am
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NBA goes NFHS style!!!

That's highly amusing, Tomegun, but also shows the value of good prep work. The stuff that we discuss on this forum truly does help us when we take the court. Here is a little blurb that I came across about the NBA crackdown this season. Personally, I love it. I hope that they return to real basketball and that the tougher stance on behavior, quicker Ts, better enforcement of traveling and palming, and the uniform rules filters down through the NCAA ranks to HS. What people see on TV at the NBA level does have an effect on what we have to deal with at the HS level. I think that this is a positive step and can only make our task easier.

http://www.truehoop.com/leaguewide-i...f-the-nba.html

Changes in the Look of the NBA

Referees are visiting training camp and talking about some new things in the NBA this year. It's all along the lines of "take me back to the 1950s" with traveling going to be called more, shirts tucked in all the time, and arm bands and tights are getting the boot. (Can't shake the feeling that there's something to political to the fact that the Nike tights are being nixed just as Adidas comes aboard as the NBA's official supplier.)
Mike Barrett reports on the league's visit to Portland:
Saturday morning an NBA referee, sent by the league, was on hand to address some additional changes. I didn't hear the talk he gave the players, but was told the basics. One of the biggest things the referee stressed was how the rules of travelling were going to be enforced more strictly this season. They are not just going to be paying more attention to footwork, and calling the shuffle steps, but are also going to be tighter on players carrying the ball, or palming. This new NBA ball is so sticky, and so much easier to handle (I've been told by Blazer guards), it'll be much easier to illegally carry it when making one-on-one moves. We've been told before that travelling is going to be called more, so we'll have to see how this is actually applied once the season starts.
Not all the rules talked about by the referee were new rules, he was also clarifying some existing rules, and talking about what will be called tighter this season. Hand checking, and forearm checking was discussed. The NBA is also planning on cracking down on offensive players hooking defenders, in an effort to gain leverage when making a move to get around a defender. They're also trying to clean up the lane during free throws. Before a free throw is attempted, players are no longer allowed to extend their arms into other players to try to gain an advantage. These may seem like little points, but we'll no doubt be discussing them, at least early in the season, during games.
A couple of other minor rules that I've heard are going to be enforced are, players can no longer come to the scorers table, to check in, with their jerseys untucked. On the floor, of course, they've always had to keep shirts tucked in. Those full-length leg tights that got popular last season are no longer allowed. And, sweat bands may be worn only on the wrists, and not on the upper arm or forearm. I thought of Kobe when I heard this one, because he always wears one on his bicep. Well, he used to. That won't be allowed anymore. Players also won't be allowed wear those rubber bands, that have become so popular, on their wrists.
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That's highly amusing, Tomegun, but also shows the value of good prep work. The stuff that we discuss on this forum truly does help us when we take the court. Here is a little blurb that I came across about the NBA crackdown this season. Personally, I love it. I hope that they return to real basketball and that the tougher stance on behavior, quicker Ts, better enforcement of traveling and palming, and the uniform rules filters down through the NCAA ranks to HS. What people see on TV at the NBA level does have an effect on what we have to deal with at the HS level. I think that this is a positive step and can only make our task easier.

http://www.truehoop.com/leaguewide-i...f-the-nba.html

Changes in the Look of the NBA

Referees are visiting training camp and talking about some new things in the NBA this year. It's all along the lines of "take me back to the 1950s" with traveling going to be called more, shirts tucked in all the time, and arm bands and tights are getting the boot. (Can't shake the feeling that there's something to political to the fact that the Nike tights are being nixed just as Adidas comes aboard as the NBA's official supplier.)
Mike Barrett reports on the league's visit to Portland:
Saturday morning an NBA referee, sent by the league, was on hand to address some additional changes. I didn't hear the talk he gave the players, but was told the basics. One of the biggest things the referee stressed was how the rules of travelling were going to be enforced more strictly this season. They are not just going to be paying more attention to footwork, and calling the shuffle steps, but are also going to be tighter on players carrying the ball, or palming. This new NBA ball is so sticky, and so much easier to handle (I've been told by Blazer guards), it'll be much easier to illegally carry it when making one-on-one moves. We've been told before that travelling is going to be called more, so we'll have to see how this is actually applied once the season starts.
Not all the rules talked about by the referee were new rules, he was also clarifying some existing rules, and talking about what will be called tighter this season. Hand checking, and forearm checking was discussed. The NBA is also planning on cracking down on offensive players hooking defenders, in an effort to gain leverage when making a move to get around a defender. They're also trying to clean up the lane during free throws. Before a free throw is attempted, players are no longer allowed to extend their arms into other players to try to gain an advantage. These may seem like little points, but we'll no doubt be discussing them, at least early in the season, during games.
A couple of other minor rules that I've heard are going to be enforced are, players can no longer come to the scorers table, to check in, with their jerseys untucked. On the floor, of course, they've always had to keep shirts tucked in. Those full-length leg tights that got popular last season are no longer allowed. And, sweat bands may be worn only on the wrists, and not on the upper arm or forearm. I thought of Kobe when I heard this one, because he always wears one on his bicep. Well, he used to. That won't be allowed anymore. Players also won't be allowed wear those rubber bands, that have become so popular, on their wrists.



Good, all of that stuff trickles down to the lower levels and I am glad the NBA is taking a STAND!!!!
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Good to hear!

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That's highly amusing, Tomegun, but also shows the value of good prep work. The stuff that we discuss on this forum truly does help us when we take the court. Here is a little blurb that I came across about the NBA crackdown this season. Personally, I love it. I hope that they return to real basketball and that the tougher stance on behavior, quicker Ts, better enforcement of traveling and palming, and the uniform rules filters down through the NCAA ranks to HS. What people see on TV at the NBA level does have an effect on what we have to deal with at the HS level. I think that this is a positive step and can only make our task easier.

http://www.truehoop.com/leaguewide-i...f-the-nba.html

Changes in the Look of the NBA

Referees are visiting training camp and talking about some new things in the NBA this year. It's all along the lines of "take me back to the 1950s" with traveling going to be called more, shirts tucked in all the time, and arm bands and tights are getting the boot. (Can't shake the feeling that there's something to political to the fact that the Nike tights are being nixed just as Adidas comes aboard as the NBA's official supplier.)
Mike Barrett reports on the league's visit to Portland:
Saturday morning an NBA referee, sent by the league, was on hand to address some additional changes. I didn't hear the talk he gave the players, but was told the basics. One of the biggest things the referee stressed was how the rules of travelling were going to be enforced more strictly this season. They are not just going to be paying more attention to footwork, and calling the shuffle steps, but are also going to be tighter on players carrying the ball, or palming. This new NBA ball is so sticky, and so much easier to handle (I've been told by Blazer guards), it'll be much easier to illegally carry it when making one-on-one moves. We've been told before that travelling is going to be called more, so we'll have to see how this is actually applied once the season starts.
Not all the rules talked about by the referee were new rules, he was also clarifying some existing rules, and talking about what will be called tighter this season. Hand checking, and forearm checking was discussed. The NBA is also planning on cracking down on offensive players hooking defenders, in an effort to gain leverage when making a move to get around a defender. They're also trying to clean up the lane during free throws. Before a free throw is attempted, players are no longer allowed to extend their arms into other players to try to gain an advantage. These may seem like little points, but we'll no doubt be discussing them, at least early in the season, during games.
A couple of other minor rules that I've heard are going to be enforced are, players can no longer come to the scorers table, to check in, with their jerseys untucked. On the floor, of course, they've always had to keep shirts tucked in. Those full-length leg tights that got popular last season are no longer allowed. And, sweat bands may be worn only on the wrists, and not on the upper arm or forearm. I thought of Kobe when I heard this one, because he always wears one on his bicep. Well, he used to. That won't be allowed anymore. Players also won't be allowed wear those rubber bands, that have become so popular, on their wrists.

That's good to hear. If the NBA tightens up then that should make it a lot easier for us at the lower levels.

In my first few games, I've seen striped socks, panty hose tied to the arms (take it off in NFHS), shin guards (this isn't soccer) and its only the start.

Whew! Going to be an interesting season.

thanks
David
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That's good to hear. If the NBA tightens up then that should make it a lot easier for us at the lower levels.

In my first few games, I've seen striped socks, panty hose tied to the arms (take it off in NFHS), shin guards (this isn't soccer) and its only the start.

Whew! Going to be an interesting season.

thanks
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I agree, we are now part of the fashion police.
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