Lane Violation - Free Throw
I just wanted to see if anyone knows the current rule on lane violations on a free throw shot. I always thought it was that any player lined up on the key could not enter the lane until the ball left the shooters hand and any player above the 3 line could not cross the free throw line before the ball hits the rim.
Last week when playing social I was called for a violation for crossing the 3 point line (1 step mind you) before the ball hit the rim which I clarified with the official who said the rule was I couldn't cross the 3 point line until the ball hit the rim. He proceeded to call this several times throughout the night on both teams. The other umpire didn't seem to know what the correct rule was so deferred to the older guy.
Does anyone know the real rule?