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Video of missed traveling violations for Heat – Game 3

Below is a video of 14 clips of missed traveling violations on the Heat that the refs didn’t catch in Game 3, which resulted in 12 points being scored by Miami on those possessions where they missed the travels.

Next we’ll be publishing a video of the travels the refs missed on the Mavericks.

One of the important themes we point out in the video is when players are able to sneak in a baby step before their first two legal steps. It’s not as much of the step itself that gets them the advantage, but the fact it allows them to lean forward to get past their defender on the first step is huge.

Here’s the overall breakdown of the missed travels in the video. Some of these are very minor, but are violations according to the NBA rulebook based on this analysis.

LeBron James – 7
Chris Bosh – 5
Dwyane Wade – 1
Joel Anthony – 1

Below the video is the sequence of the missed travels by each particular Heat player:

  1. Dwyane Wade
  2. Chris Bosh
  3. LeBron James
  4. Chris Bosh
  5. LeBron James
  6. Joel Anthony
  7. LeBron James
  8. LeBron James
  9. LeBron James
  10. LeBron James
  11. LeBron James
  12. Chris Bosh
  13. Chris Bosh
  • Kwame Brown

    http://www.nba.com/videorulebook/category.html?cid=75 Nba.com says “A dribbler may take two steps after gathering the ball to end a dribble.”

    • RefCalls-TopFlops staff

      Yeah, NBA.com’s “video rulebook” has several contradictions with the OFFICIAL rulebook that everyone can download to read. That just goes to show how the people who update their Web site are disconnected with the OFFICIAL rulebook that every ref and team references available for download at http://nba.com/officiating. If you have to choose one to select as the definitive authority, you go with the rulebook where the word “gather” nor the concept exists. We explain it further at http://refcalls.com/rule-issues.

      • Anonymous

        Oddly enough, if you watch the video of Lebron the video rulebook has, that traveling call matches the interpretation RefCalls has been using. ┬áIn that video, he takes a ‘baby step’ then two steps, and is called for a travel.