https://videorulebook.nba.com/archive/defensive-player-walks-under-airborne-shooter/ The NBA rulebook states that “Defenders may not move into the landing area of an airborne shooter. On the play in question, Giannis was attempting to dunk, and launched from just inside the free throw line. Marcus Smart moves from about 1ft inside the restricted area, and out into Giannis’ “landing area” in an attempt to draw a charge. Is there something in the rules that I’m missing that operationalizes the difference between “jump shooting” and “rim finishing” that disqualifies a dunk attempt from this rule? Is the defender not, in both cases, “walking under an airborne shooter?”
The difference is jump shooters are in place when they shoot and itâ€™s the defender lunging into their space. In this case you mentioned itâ€™s Giannis thats the moving object and Marcus is the stationary (out of position) object. Itâ€™s much easier to i
Could it be argued that a defender moving out of the restricted area and into an airborne shooter could be considered the same? Also taking into account the already â€śspecialâ€ť status of the restricted area? It could just be too difficult to referee co
Iâ€™m not sure what youre asking here. If the offensive player is moving toward the basket, if the defender interferes in a way thatâ€™s against the rules then its a blocking foul. A moving defender getting into a shooterâ€™s airspace is 100% the fault
you bucks fans are trying to hard to flip everything on smart. pathetic
Iâ€™m not. Honestly curious. Donâ€™t consider my flair. Why is a dunk attempt not considered the same as a jump shot attempt ?