Add to that the incredible pace at which the game is played in the NBA and FIBA, and it may take a picture-by-image breakdown to determine whether This decision by James Harden was legal or not. With the saturation of three points and an overall increase in pace, the collection stage was crucial for the explosion of offensive efficiency in the NBA. If you`re looking for more rules for playing basketball, check out my other articles below. The following definition of collection is added to the « Definitions » section of the rules of the game: How many steps does a journey in basketball represent? Performing more than two stages with ball control is considered a journey, so in this case, three stages are a journey. Often, a player catches the ball by taking one step but does not have full control over it and then takes two more steps for a layup or dunk, which is legal. It is only a travel violation if the referee whistles. To make things even more challenging, the hectic pace of basketball at the professional level makes it incredibly difficult to process without going back and watching the game frame by frame. A player who comes to a standstill in the first stage, when both feet are on the ground or touch the ground at the same time, can turn with both feet as a pivot point. If he jumps with both feet, he must release the ball before one of the two feet touches the ground. 3. A player who receives the ball as he progresses must release the ball to start his dribble before his second step.
Manu handled many of them according to the interpretation of the old rule and mastered the reader « two and a half steps », which allowed him to create a huge amount of space in the paint to get off his float or layup. This last line is the most important. NBA officials don`t start counting the steps until the meeting is over. Harden and other stars like Antetokounmpo were able to use this rule to their advantage when they headed to the basket. People will complain about it 9/10 times during pickup because it`s too difficult to look closely while defending them. But I have to admit that I get away with one or two trips here and there if I crash and take another step, haha Although traveling is unfortunately missed in some cases, there is a big difference between this and a legal collection step (shown in the video above). The change in the gathering rule has been used by a variety of professional players in various unique ways. Check out the player with the 1:40 mark in the video above, where it manages to get from the top of the arc to the edge in two and a half steps. That`s why basketball footwork is so important, there are many ways to travel, as you can see in most cases, if you lift the pivot foot before releasing the ball, it will be a travel injury. I won`t deny that travel violation should probably be mentioned more in the NBA, but in recent years, the implementation of the « Gather Step » rule has made what looks like travel legal. It`s pretty clear that you`ll get 2 steps to get to a full stop, pass, or shot. Sometimes this is not always mentioned, if it is more than 2 steps, since the player is running, it can be difficult to catch, it happens all the time in the NBA where the player looked like he had taken 3 steps.
Travel violations can happen in many ways, but in the end, you are technically allowed to take two steps when you control the ball. Taking more than two steps is not the only way to travel, let`s look at what counts as travel. In the NBA, counting begins with the first step after a player stops dribbling. The first step occurs when one or both feet touch the ground after the player has recovered the ball. Harden then takes two steps and puts the ball in. It seems like he`s dragging his back foot in his final stage, but as Basketball Breakdown and others have pointed out, it`s also legal. The second stage occurs after the first stage, when the other foot touches the ground or both feet touch the ground at the same time. We can say that 3 steps are a journey, but it really depends on it, for example, lifting your pivot foot is a journey and it is a step. If you catch the moving ball, it doesn`t need to be in your hands to get around it, shoot or dribble, otherwise, it can be a journey. Jumping up and down with the ball is a journey, so of course it depends on the nature of the violation.
I think it could have been better formulated, usually the ball does not have full control of the player`s hand until the second stage, which is not a journey. Even if the ball is in full control, many players do not put the ball at the second step, more as if they had already taken their second step and now dribbled and have not released the ball. A jump stop counts as a step. A player is allowed to use a pivot after a jump stop, unless there was a step before the jump stop. This first step is often referred to as the « zero » step, with two additional steps allowed thereafter. What may make this rule confusing for young players is that the collection stage is considered a trip to the high school and college level, much to the chagrin of some coaches. Revisit the Harden game above. Harden recovers the ball as he takes his first step. It`s legal by the rules and doesn`t start counting the number of steps Harden is allowed to take: We look at all the NBA or basketball highlights and see a game that leads to a dunk, and then we stop and think about how many steps he`s taken? Was it legal? We believe that the arbitrator missed the appeal, in fact we know that the arbitrator missed the appeal.
So we wonder? and God forbid that your second step does not go in the same direction as the first step As someone who has been leading basketball for 14 years, I can support the logic of this step. There are many valid basketball moves that feel like a trip. That being said, there are still cases in the NBA where the pivot feet change (travel) and the refs don`t seem to care. This new rule, also known as « zero steps », confuses many players and fans. James Harden does not go to the basket on his records. Learn more about the « Collect » step. There are other situations specific to basketball that are travel offenses. If, for example, a player falls to the ground in possession of the ball, it is a journey.
However, a player who recovers a free ball is allowed to slide on the field without being asked to travel. If a player gets up to the ground holding the ball without dribbling, isn`t that considered a trip, wouldn`t that mean that a jump is not considered a step? 25.1.2. A pivot is the legal movement in which a player holding a ball alive on the field strikes one or more times with the same foot in any direction, while the other foot, called the pivot foot, is held at its point of contact with the ground. Travel is a basketball injury that occurs when a player takes too many steps without dribbling. The usual rule of thumb is that a player is only allowed to take two steps without dribbling; Three stages is a journey. In reality, however, this rule is much more complicated. The difference is that Giannis gets to the tire so quickly and through traffic that we don`t monitor his steps so closely. No one has made the 0 step more controversial than The Beard, James Harden. In this article, we`re going to try to clarify what makes a collection step and why you can stop yelling at LeBron James and James Harden to get away with travel violations over and over again.
A collection step refers to an additional third step that a player can take after picking up their dribble. In Korfball, any foot can be used as a pivot point, regardless of which foot touches the ground first. This means that in practice you can take 2.5 steps, for example, land on the right foot, put the left foot and move the right foot. The left foot is the pivot in this case. The left foot can then be raised, but not repositioned. Harden did not invent the euro`s step, but it seems that he perfected it. When Harden resumed his dribbling and went into the game, the defense was at his mercy for giving up two points. The move became so effective that it led many opposing fans, players, and advertisers to demand that it be whistled like a journey. But until these rules are implemented in the ranks of high schools and colleges, there are few young players who can learn by watching their favorite athletes perform moves that would be called turnovers if they tried. Harden`s offensive arsenal was built on a flood of steps back and step aside, combined with an unprecedented ability to commit fouls, but the part of his game that baffles so many people is his Euro-Step layup. The NBA clarified the concept of the collection stage before the 2019 season and made it technically legal, while FIBA legalized the move the year before.
Harden, on the other hand, uses the isolated collection step at the edge, where this extra step clearly stands out as the label. Many will say that this is an illegal step, even under the determination of the collection stage. And boy, some of them look like a trip when you watch live. To put it simply, getting the ball back is still considered a dribble. The « Dribble collect » is not one of the two steps allowed.