Under FIBA 2017 new rules, the action in this video is described as a legal action.
The FIBA rules, art. 25.2.1, says
If receiving the ball the player shall release the ball to start his dribble before his second step
In the video the player does not release the ball before the second step.
But, as I interpret the rule, a player that receives the ball shall (=must, right?) release the ball to start his dribble before his second step. So after receiving the ball he cannot shoot, he must release it before he takes the second step.
- What am I missing?
- If in that situation the player does not shoot, so he is at his second step with the ball in his hands, what else he can do if he can't dribble because it's too late to release the ball?