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Juulie Downs Thu Mar 04, 2010 09:03pm

Usurpation
 
So I'm reffing my kid's game. I know, I know, but it's 5/6 grade and they need volunteers, and it's good exercise. My kid is, well, let's charitably say not very good. But they were up by 15 or so and coach put him in for the last few minutes. He sets up camp under the basket, even when the other team has the ball. Other team misses a shot, my kids team rebounds and makes a long pass to my kid to get one good shot. Hot shot teammate (who has no clue) is racing madly downcourrt, looking back over his shoulder, doesn't see my kid, intercepts the pass and makes a shot.

I was busily writing rule 11-5-4a: Players shall not usurp the ball, in any manner that displays his or her own skills at the expense of a less capable teammate. Penalty: Sitting the bench for the rest of the quarter.

He didn't even travel or anything. Jerk...

mick Thu Mar 04, 2010 09:13pm

:)

BktBallRef Thu Mar 04, 2010 09:20pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Juulie Downs (Post 666381)
He didn't even travel or anything. Jerk...

Sure sounds like he traveled to me...lil' ba$tard. :D

LeeBallanfant Thu Mar 04, 2010 09:20pm

Wow, Usurpation-great word. Now I can tell a coach who questions a foul, "Your player usurped the ability of the opposing player to score." That will shut the coach up for sure.

Nevadaref Thu Mar 04, 2010 09:21pm

Everyone wasn't yelling, "Pass it to Jimmy!"? ;)

Mark Padgett Thu Mar 04, 2010 09:26pm

Knowing Juulie as I do.....
 
I bet the kid got a big hug from the referee after the game anyway. http://www.runemasterstudios.com/gra...images/hug.gif

Juulie Downs Thu Mar 04, 2010 09:33pm

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Originally Posted by Nevadaref (Post 666386)
Everyone wasn't yelling, "Pass it to Jimmy!"? ;)

"Pass it to Mason!!" Yea, the bench was, but he wasn't listening. He's one of Mason's closest friends, but he's a ball-hog. His dad was sitting next to Mason's dad (my husband). I'm sure the dad will have a word or two.

JugglingReferee Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:08pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Juulie Downs (Post 666381)
So I'm reffing my kid's game. I know, I know, but it's 5/6 grade and they need volunteers, and it's good exercise. My kid is, well, let's charitably say not very good. But they were up by 15 or so and coach put him in for the last few minutes. He sets up camp under the basket, even when the other team has the ball. Other team misses a shot, my kids team rebounds and makes a long pass to my kid to get one good shot. Hot shot teammate (who has no clue) is racing madly downcourrt, looking back over his shoulder, doesn't see my kid, intercepts the pass and makes a shot.

I was busily writing rule 11-5-4a: Players shall not usurp the ball, in any manner that displays his or her own skills at the expense of a less capable teammate. Penalty: Sitting the bench for the rest of the quarter.

He didn't even travel or anything. Jerk...

Travel is a judgment call.


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