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Old Thu Apr 16, 2015, 01:21pm
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How many steps you take has nothing to do with whether you traveled or not. You can take one step and travel.
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Airborne player catches the ball and lands right foot, then left foot.

He then steps with his right foot. Traveling.
In your scenario the landing of the left foot would be the 'first' step and the subsequent step with the right would be the 'second', illegal step.

But we shouldn't even be talking about steps because that's not NFHS and NCAA rule book language, right??
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Old Thu Apr 16, 2015, 01:28pm
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That video [in above-cited post] is a great "training aid" for those of you refs that want to work NBA games---it really shows how to 'pass' on typical traveling violations--which is a proficiency that must be assiduosly developed if you are to ref in the NBA.
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Old Thu Apr 16, 2015, 02:15pm
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I have a question after I was playing a pickup game and was told I traveled.
Wait..there's traveling in a pick up game? You must have THAT GUY in your group
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Old Thu Apr 16, 2015, 05:53pm
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I have often heard coaches call out that "he gets two steps" after a traveling violation. On occasion I have challenged a coach to show me where the words two steps appear in the rulebook. They simply are not there.

The travel rule is actually very simple - did the player pick up and put down the pivot foot before releasing the ball to pass or shoot although there is certainly room for debate on judgements refs make in applying this rule (the gather, etc.).
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