Originally Posted by carpevicis
I've wondered about this also. I can take the steps for a layup if I'm in motion, right? So if I'm running the break and I catch a pass, I can take my two steps then go up?
Either way, usually when I'm going in for a layup off a pass, I prefer to go off two feet cause I can't always catch the pass with good balance. I just take one power dribble then go up stronger.
It's not really 2 steps, once you catch the ball you can plant both your feet once.
a 1-footed lay-up example, you catch the pass, you land on your right foot first, you then put your left foot down and you are not allowed to put your right foot back down again.
For 2 feet it's the same but you never remove your right foot from the ground. You have to be careful here with travelling because a lot of players don't land with 2 feet at once, establishing their back foot as their pivot but often forget and lift the back foot making it a travel still.