Continuation? / "In the Act of Shooting"
Can somebody please explain this to me, or at least the current "interpretation".
I get what I think off as the basic concept, that a player fouled "on his way" to making a basket should not be penalised. But specific instances continue to confuse me.
A player being defended just inside the 3-point arc is fouled, puts the ball on the floor, dribbles into the key-way, and fails to make the lay-up.
There is no other foul, the ref in effect calls the play back and points to the point of impact. It's non bonus, but the fouled player is given two shots.
A player under his basket bends down to retrieve a loose ball, he then begins an upward motion (looked like he was preparing to go up for a dunk) but has his arms hacked on the way up, is dispossessed, and the foul called. They get the ball from the side, not shots.