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Are you supposed to be allowed to take 1.5 steps backwards from just beyond the free throw line to the 3 point line with no dribbles off a rebound without getting called for a travel? Apparently you are if you're LeBron James. After consecutive plays of James bulling his way to the basket, creating the contact to draw a foul, which Paul Pierce wasn't permitted to do tonight, James missed a foul shot and the ball was bounced back to him. He was about one foot behind the free throw line. The NBA 3 point line is 23 feet 9 inches from the top. That means LeBron was allowed to travel about 6.5 feet to shoot a 3 pointer.

Jazz were up 12 in this one with just over 3 minutes to go and lost (had a miraculous comeback win)*. Pretty similar to the Flakers agains the Bucks earlier, when they were down 6 with 1:06 to go.

I don't think I can take this anymore. I'maboutthisclose to not watching basketball anymore because of the officiating. It's disgusting.

*I posted this with the Cavs up 6 with 30 seconds to go.  I shut the game off in frustration but as you know, Jazz won this one.  I LOVE this game lol!

From now on when TBdamus makes a prediction just say, "Sundiata."
(*additional edit -JR)

tb727 1/15/2010 01:29:00 AM Edit
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6 Responses so far.

  1. ThomasJ says:

    I agree on the travel but I left the game on and Utah just pulled off a miracle three by Sundiata Gaines.

  2. tb727 says:

    Omg I should take this down- I did shut the game off lmao!

  3. tb727 says:

    That's hilarious! Look at Aldridge's expression in the background lol.

    The pride of the NYC CHSAA comes through tonight- I scored 4 points against Molloy my sophomore year lol!

  4. JR says:

    This guy averages less than 4. lol. Yeah Aldridge looks hilarious. Nice to see the Jazz repping the Sonics jerseys. ;)

  5. Karl Dillinger says:

    That was a travel even by Lebron standards, how was that not called. Thankfully they lost anyway, great shot by Gaines

  6. tb727 says:

    Aldridge's expression and gait there is like he's looking at his sister's new born baby lmao

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