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(Deadspin)   After 9 days into the new year we have our first candidate for college basketball Dunk of the Year (w/video)   (deadspin.com) divider line 11
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2013-01-10 12:48:40 PM
What's the rule? I kind of thought the ball had to hit rim lest it be a pass to yourself or traveling or something
 
2013-01-10 12:49:17 PM
Can someone explain how that's not traveling?
 
2013-01-10 12:52:47 PM
Its not traveling because when he regained possession he was in the air. Had he landed instead of dunking, it would have been called traveling.
 
2013-01-10 12:54:21 PM
Are you allowed to throw the ball off the backboard, grab your own rebound and dunk it without landing? -- Blaise Bernie's answer: Yes. Under the traveling rule, a player who attempts a shot or pass may not be the first to touch the ball unless it touches the backboard, rim or another player. Therefore, a player can intentionally pass the ball to himself off the backboard or rim.
 
2013-01-10 12:56:28 PM
I'm sorry, subby, I thought you said you had a Dunk of the Year candidate. I don't see Sam Thompson in that video...
 
2013-01-10 02:08:18 PM
Really? At best that could be Dunk of the Week.
 
2013-01-10 02:09:39 PM
Woohoo!  Go Aztecs!
 
2013-01-10 02:35:25 PM
Also, worst defense of the year.
 
2013-01-10 03:42:51 PM
I don't buy atrocious defense for dunk of the year candidates.
 
2013-01-10 08:23:50 PM
And the selfish prick would have been benched if I were coaching.

/I weren't
 
2013-01-10 11:10:53 PM
Maybe it's 'cos I'm an old white guy, but I'd much rather see a 3-pointer from 30 feet away.

Dunks? Meh.
 
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