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Jan
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comment When can you lift your pivot foot and go for a shot?
@Coach-D: Feel free to add your remarks to this Reddit thread. I'd love to get that free $10k but like one guy there told me, "You're not going to see any money."
Jan
25
comment When can you lift your pivot foot and go for a shot?
@Coach-D: So you do insist that my example (where the player is just standing on one foot, with his pivot foot lifted, for 10 seconds) is one of traveling? In that case I'd be very happy to make a bet with you. (But somehow I have the feeling that even if a panel of NBA referees ruled in my favor, I'd have trouble getting my money...)
Jan
21
comment When can you lift your pivot foot and go for a shot?
That quoted passage from Wikipedia was simply someone's (possibly mistaken) commentary on the FIBA rules. I've now corrected the Wikipedia page, so that that section (FIBA traveling rules) simply quotes, verbatim, the FIBA rules on traveling, without any additional commentary.
Jan
21
comment When can you lift your pivot foot and go for a shot?
@Coach-D: Did you mean Rule 10 Section XIII C (instead of Section XII)? The rule there is that you cannot START a dribble after you have lifted your pivot foot. I've tried to edit my answer so that it is more to the point and more concise. Please let me know if you believe it to still be wrong. In which case I'd gladly wager a large sum with you that I am correct and you are wrong.
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comment When can you lift your pivot foot and go for a shot?
@Coach-D: Added the relevant rules. Please let me know where it is suggested that "If you lift your pivot foot while the other foot is down that is a traveling violation unless you are in the act of shooting".
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Jun
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comment Is it legal to dribble above shoulder height?
0:27 to 1:57 of this YouTube video also has a compilation of unusually high (but not illegal) dribbling in the NBA.
Jun
16
comment Is it legal to dribble above shoulder height?
Exactly. This is common knowledge to any basketball fan. It blows my mind that the hitherto top-voted answer here gives credence to the myth. Goes to show that this site is hardly attracting sports "experts". See e.g. this compilation of Rondo tip-off dribbling. He repeatedly commits this mythical "offence", e.g. at 1:18, 2:16, 2:25.
Jun
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comment Is it legal to dribble above shoulder height?
That quoted information is incorrect and indeed the webpage from which you got it no longer makes that claim.
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May
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comment Why don't basketballers take more long shots?
The 4-point shot is interesting and I had not heard of it. But reading the article you link, I wouldn't say that the NBA 'considered' adding it. Rod Thorn simply "revealed that the 4-pointer has 'come up' in league discussions." Probably a thousand other things "come up" in league discussions everyday. It doesn't mean the NBA gives every one of them even slight consideration.