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NBA Considering Rewriting The Traveling Rule? No More Crabs?


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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted March 04, 2009 - 09:12 PM

The head of officials for the NBA wants to rewrite the league's traveling rule to legalize taking a "second step" and clarify what he considers a hard-to-enforce rule.

"I wrote a version and I put it out there," said Joe Borgia, the NBA's vice president of referee operations. Borgia said he's waiting for the league's upper management to decide if they support the change...

Borgia claims the current rule is so confusing that it's impossible to tell if it allows one step or two. The suspicion is that the NBA ignores the rule to inspire exciting offensive players to create great moments. Borgia insists the rule is ignored simply because its intent is lost in a tangle of legalistic terminology.


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Posted March 04, 2009 - 09:19 PM

"No More Crabs?" :lol:

Well, LeBron is going to average 15ppg.

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Posted March 04, 2009 - 09:27 PM

wow, and yet another rule that is written that wont ever be in effect
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Posted March 05, 2009 - 03:30 AM

The new way the rule would be written would actually allow the "crab dribble" and it's variants. Read carefully people.

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Posted March 05, 2009 - 03:46 AM

Crab being legalized??
Darn you James :ras:

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Posted March 05, 2009 - 03:58 AM

Well It's going to be LJ league after all...
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Posted March 05, 2009 - 04:16 AM

thanks LeBron

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Posted March 05, 2009 - 05:57 AM

That's sad.
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Posted March 05, 2009 - 06:29 AM

In Lebron's next game, he will get an inbounds pass and carry the ball like a football player and drive it to the basket for a dunk.

Even though traveling will be called before he reaches mid-court, the NBA will legalize this in the next two weeks.


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Posted March 05, 2009 - 06:58 AM

Why is it so hard to officiate? 1 and 1/2 steps. It's not that complicated.

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Posted March 05, 2009 - 07:06 AM

In Lebron's next game, he will get an inbounds pass and carry the ball like a football player and drive it to the basket for a dunk.

Even though traveling will be called before he reaches mid-court, the NBA will legalize this in the next two weeks.


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Posted March 05, 2009 - 07:50 AM

lol @ "No More Crabs?"

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Anyways, this is seriously a waste of time... but we all know who to blame it all on. :D

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Posted March 05, 2009 - 09:33 AM

:lol:

No more hopstep into two step? Man, what ever will LBJ do?

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Posted March 05, 2009 - 10:31 AM

Why is it so hard to officiate? 1 and 1/2 steps. It's not that complicated.


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Posted March 05, 2009 - 02:21 PM

How about they just call traveling period?

That'd be a refreshing change.

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Posted March 05, 2009 - 03:04 PM

How about they just call traveling period?

That'd be a refreshing change.


LeBron would be called for travel every time...
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