My question is very similar to this one, although it is a little different and may have a different answer. (Also, I think the answer to that question somewhat misses the point).

Consider the following sequence of events:

  1. an offensive player is fouled while driving to the basket,
  2. the offensive player travels (because of the foul),
  3. the offensive player shoots the ball and it goes in.

This occurred in a recent game I was watching (the foot came down just a fraction of a second before the ball left his hand, so it's easy to understand why the refs may have missed it or chose not to call it).

I can see three potential answers.

  • This is a non-shooting foul. Even though continuation would have been granted, he traveled first and thus no shot legally occurred.
  • Shooting foul, basket does not count, 2 shots are awarded. Since continuation is granted, and the offensive player is trying to shoot, it's a shooting foul. Since the shot was not legal, the basket doesn't count.
  • Shooting foul, basket counts, 1 shot is awarded. Similar to above, but for some reason the basket counts.

I get that this is an edge-case and might not come up very often. I watch a lot of basketball and have never seen this come up (unless the third proposed answer is correct).

An answer with a specific example where this occurred would be particularly welcome.

  • I know that you suggest this is not a good answer, but it really would be the same situation. NBA Continuation Rule – kuhl Jan 20 at 21:49
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    The other question doesn't even have an answer that deals with the situation of that question. It does not address whether continuation results in penalising the offensive foul by disallowing goal, penalising both by disallowing goal and penalising the defensive foul for 2 FT, or allowing goal and penalising defensive foul for +1 FT. – Nij Jan 23 at 23:08
  • @Nij "Any foul made after the whistle is called, is not considered." The whistle has been blown so traveling would not be able to be called. – kuhl Jan 27 at 20:24
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    Not in this question, it hasn't, and not in the other one, either, so I don't know where that comes from or why it's relevant at all. – Nij Jan 27 at 21:44
  • @kuhl I agree with you that traveling won't be called. Unfortunately, this doesn't address the question in any way. – knrumsey Jan 27 at 22:09

Not an authoritative answer, due to the lack of a source. But according to the question/answer posted here, I think the answer is "the shot does not count, but two (or three, when relevant) shots will be awarded. This answer makes the most "logical" sense in my opinion. In practice, it seems that the basket, and one free throw, is typically awarded - unless the travel is blatant.

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