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SportNBA referees defend no-call on apparent Bradley Beal traveling violation

20:00  12 february  2019
20:00  12 february  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Was it a travel? Or wasn't it?

Those are the questions most of social media has been asking since Bradley Beal's epic travel, or non-travel, against the Pistons on Monday.

Take a look:

In the video, Beal picks up his dribble late in the game and appears to take five steps before deciding to pass the ball to his teammate.

Most people would say that's illegal. But NBA referees are not most people, and defended their decision to not blow the whistle during the game.

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"The offensive player gathers with his right foot on the ground," the NBA Referees twitter account wrote. "He then takes two legal steps, before losing control of the ball. After regaining possession, a player is allowed to regain his pivot foot and pass or shoot prior to that foot returning to the ground. This is legal."

Basically, the NBA is saying Beal took two steps before losing control of the ball and is allowed to regain possession with his pivot foot and pass or shoot before his other foot hits the ground.

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