Two years ago
What is the correct call in this instance?
I've got a question that's been burning a hole in my brain for the last few weeks.
What happens if a player (let's call him, oh, I don't know, LeBron) is streaming down the court at full speed on a fast break, he picks up his dribble and makes his move to the basket, on the way he is fouled and then after the foul he takes 3 more steps (ie travels) and lays the ball up, does the continuation count?
There's no dispute that he's in the motion of shooting when he's fouled, surely he can't be called for travelling as the foul was called first. Is the correct call to send him to the line for 2 shots and wave away the continuation even though the continuation went in?
Does the interpretation change if the travel is a result of the foul? Ie, player picks up dribble and is on way to the hoop, gets a heavy knock, they quickly stagger, shuffle their feet then toss up a prayer before they hit the ground. It would seem pretty harsh to wave those points away.
(for the sake of discussion let's assume that "Lebron" would otherwise have been called for the travel).