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Video: Did Wade travel on game-winner?

Posted on: December 29, 2011 10:59 am
Edited on: December 29, 2011 6:06 pm
 
By Matt Moore and Ben Golliver.

The Heat narrowly squeaked by a surprisingly feisty Charlote Bobcats team Wednesday night 96-95. In the course of that game, the Heat were cost two points on account of a missed goaltending call that went against them where LeBron dunked on Gerald Henderson's head, and the ball bounced back out though the net. So that was weird. But Dwyane Wade hit a jump stop floater to win the game. Over at Hardwood Paroxysm, Rob Mahoney examines whether or not Wade traveled on the final possession. Turns out ... it looks an awful lot like he did.

Update: The NBA issued a statement on Thursday, validating the legality of Wade's bucket.

"The Dwyane Wade basket shown in the below video is a legal basketball move," the statement read. "Wade gathered the ball with his right foot on the floor: his first step is when both feet touch the floor simultaneously and his second is when he steps forward with his right foot."



Dos this even out with the goaltending call? We're not sure, but it's an interesing video nonetheless. Take a look.

(Note: Matt Moore, the author of this post, is the editor of Hardwood Paroxysm.)
Comments

Since: Oct 1, 2009
Posted on: December 31, 2011 5:22 am
 

Video: Did Wade travel on game-winner?

You know there is no such thing as traveling in the NBA.



Since: Oct 1, 2009
Posted on: December 31, 2011 5:22 am
 

Video: Did Wade travel on game-winner?

You know there is no such thing as traveling in the NBA.



Since: Jun 4, 2009
Posted on: December 29, 2011 10:02 pm
 

Video: Did Wade travel on game-winner?

Wade is using Lebron's "Crab dribble," obviously.




Since: Jul 21, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2011 9:12 pm
 

Video: Did Wade travel on game-winner?

sorry dumbass I played college ball reffed college ball. He switched his pivot foot twice, as all the analysts have concluded. He took 1 step, jumped to a 2 feet stop which is his 2nd step, then went one more time on the shot.



Since: Jul 5, 2010
Posted on: December 29, 2011 8:27 pm
 

Video: Did Wade travel on game-winner?

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

ahahahahahahaha

If its an all-star then no, in no way is it a travel.

U think Stern will allow the heat to lose on something as boring as travelling?      
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Since: Nov 2, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2011 7:10 pm
 

Video: Did Wade travel on game-winner?

That never gets called. Legal or illegal it is not a travel and wont be called...its the NBA lets be real here...plus you need to add in the goaltend dunk and we wont be having this convo...everyone travels in the NBA get over it



Since: Nov 2, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2011 7:05 pm
 

Video: Did Wade travel on game-winner?

if you actually have ever played basketball or really know the rules, he maintained his pivot foot dumbass



Since: Jul 21, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2011 4:36 pm
 

Video: Did Wade travel on game-winner?

Yes he did just like Luol Deng traveled against the Lakers on Xmas day, but no one said anything about that. The nba has been fixed for 20 years so the star players of that era shine no matter what. This is just like watching the globetrotters play, it is not a sport it is just theatre. David Stern is a fraud and corrupt as this year has proven. 



Since: Mar 21, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2011 4:18 pm
 

Video: Did Wade travel on game-winner?

the referees were ugly on that game, not calling fouls on the heat and every move by either lebron or wade they get favorable calls. NBA is UGLY !!!



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: December 29, 2011 4:10 pm
 

Video: Did Wade travel on game-winner?

By the letter of the law, the description provided in this video, this was a travel. It was easily picked up in a slow motion replay. At full speed it looks like not a travel. It is hard to tell if the first step is before or after he picks up the ball (split second), he comes down on both feet simultaneously then pivots. The pivot usually would be legal in most situations.

This was not the ugly travel I was expecting when I read the headline. This is not a "jump up and down screaming because the other team was screwed" type of call- it was marginal and fair that the ref did not blow it down. Remember, the game is played at full speed, the replay is slowed down to a crawl so every call can be scrutinized.


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