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:
- an offensive player is fouled while driving to the basket,
- the offensive player travels (because of the foul),
- 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.