Bradley Beal's no travel/travel debate after Monday night's loss to the Detroit Pistons can officially be settled.
In the fourth quarter down 102-88, Beal starts driving towards the rim but takes about five steps before lobbing the ball across the court to Trevor Ariza as Blake Griffin attempts to block him. Five steps is about three too many without dribbling in basketball, but the refs never called traveling.
Blame James Harden tbh 🤷 pic.twitter.com/1a2LZ37oAo— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) February 12, 2019
NBA Twitter of course had their thoughts. Even Beal go into the mix making light of the situation.
Look clean to me 😂😂🤷🏽♂️ https://t.co/xyx0qlF3wd— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) February 12, 2019
But according to NBA officials' Twitter account, they got the call right stating Beal took two legal steps before losing possession of the ball and then regaining possession allowing him to regain his footing.
The offensive player gathers with his right foot on the ground. He then takes two legal steps, before losing control of the ball. After regaining possession, a player is allowed to regain his pivot foot and pass or shoot prior to that foot returning to the ground. This is legal. https://t.co/0hVqgHw3w7— NBA Referees (@OfficialNBARefs) February 12, 2019
The no-call didn't help the Wizards at all as their defense allowed 121 points. Add this to the list of controversial no-calls in 2019.
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