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Old 05-08-2013, 05:03 PM   #18
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Default Re: Why do they call the five second back-to-basket rule the "Charles Barkley Rule"?

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Originally Posted by Droid101
He would get the ball on a side pretty far from the basket and the other four teammates would be on the other side of the court. Rules back then meant you couldn't leave your man or it was illegal defense, so he'd just pound the ball, backing the guy down slowly, for like 15-20 seconds, then make a close hook shot or whatever.

Really boring to watch.

Yes they could. That's what's called a double team. Illegal defense was doubling a player without the ball. That arms length was as hard a rule to call as any rule in the book.
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