Thursday, March 5, 2009

NBA Pretends To Care About Travelling

Outside of the United States, the debate has raged for years about whether or not traveling is rife in the NBA. I've been playing the game for 20 years, and we were always taught along international FIBA lines, only to be confused by highlight reels of Shawn Kemp and MJ taking 43 steps on the way to some spectacular dunk or other. Now, it seems the NBA has admitted ignorance.

The written rule is far more complicated than you -- or indeed most NBA players -- would expect. And some digging has revealed that the way it's actually called in games is far more complicated than that.

I don't think it's that complicated. You can take 2 steps. You can't lift your pivot foot. You can't bunny hop. But having said that, the NBA is probably all the more entertaining for it.

1 comment:

Detect said...

this one is the funniest...

Lebron runs 3/4s of the length of the court and bounces the ball only twice!