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.)