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Old 02-05-2013, 04:07 PM   #101
Money 23
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Default Re: Michael Jordan : The Legend Of The Greatest

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Originally Posted by OldSchoolBBall
You're an idiot. It was technically a very slight travel, but good luck having a ref notice a 3-4" slide of the pivot foot at that speed on a spin in real time. Every player today gets away with WAY worse. Stop hating.
You could consider a lot of pivot moves as travels, not just in the NBA. But I mean you'd have to be ridiculously technical and strict, and would be removing a lot of beauty from the game.

To me it's not a big deal if the movement is small, and is caused by either contact from a defender (or in this case multiple) or if it's so fast when executed it doesn't need to be called. Which is the case here as well. His pivot foot slid more so than it was illegally used, or picked up and re-positioned. Sliding on pivots happens all the time. That is one hell of a nice move.
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