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Old 11-28-2006, 09:29 PM   #187
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Originally Posted by hotsizzle
Im pro-wade on this whole FT fiasco cuz its not his fault but lets add fuel to the fire, this is a video of wade catching the ball in the frontcourt and then landing in the violation called

okay, so you will say that wade caught the ball in the air and landed cleanly in the backcourt BUT heres what the rules say:

Rule 8, Section 1- "For location of a player in the air, his position is that from which he last touched the floor."


Not that back-court violation shiat again...I had a HEATED debate on here with that...

League Officials CONFIRMED that there was no violation.

NBA: No Backcourt Violation By Wade

(AP) MIAMI The NBA said Tuesday that there was no backcourt violation on the play that led to Dwyane Wade's winning free throws in Game 5 of the NBA finals.

After the Miami Heat's 101-100 overtime victory over Dallas on Sunday night, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said an assistant coach showed him a tape that led his team to believe that Wade should have been called for a turnover when he caught an inbounds pass to begin the possession.

"My understanding from the rule book is, if you are going to catch the ball in the backcourt, you have to be in the backcourt to catch it," Cuban said.

Not true, according to Rule 4, Section VI, which deals with frontcourt/backcourt.

Replays showed that Wade leaped near midcourt to catch the ball in the air, landing with possession in the backcourt.

Part of the rule states that, "frontcourt/backcourt status is not attained until a player with the ball has established a positive position in either half during a throw-in in the last 2 minutes of the fourth period and/or any overtime period."

Because Wade was in the air when he caught the ball, league spokesman Tim Frank said his position wasn't determined until he landed. And since another rule allows for the ball to be thrown into the backcourt at that time, there was no violation.

"I knew I was straight," Wade said Tuesday morning after shootaround. "I know the rules. I knew it wasn't a backcourt."

Cuban was fined $250,000 by the league on Tuesday for his actions after the game.

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