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kswissdaf
04-07-2009, 08:58 PM
Just wondering why dunking isnt considered goal tending. You touch the ball while its inside the imaginary cylinder. Can someone explain

TheShowzOver
04-07-2009, 09:20 PM
Dumb thread of the year award.

Why is the sky blue? Same theory.

madiaz3
04-07-2009, 09:29 PM
I think about this sometimes but more in the sense of how dunking off a missed shot clearly going to hit rim any different from throwing an alleyoop

do they refs just interpret whether it was a pass or shot? Or maybe it just isn't the same at all. I don't know.

_Sn1P3r_
04-07-2009, 09:50 PM
:shrug: Because goal tending is a defensive thing and it doesn't allow baskets that are supposed to go in, to just be allowed to hit out. Dunking on the other hand, could be argues as offensive interference, but it's fun to look at and if you're that close to that net, might as well count it.

Gro_Da_Fro_Back
04-07-2009, 09:52 PM
Dumb thread of the year award.

Why is the sky blue? Same theory.


Not really, good way to compare 2 different things:confused:

Jacob K.
04-07-2009, 11:38 PM
well it was illegal at one point. maybe becuase of $$$$$$?

DenButsu
04-07-2009, 11:43 PM
Because goal tending is a defensive thing

I think when he said "goal tending" he was really talking about basket interference.

JJ81
04-07-2009, 11:49 PM
it doesnt leave your hand until its through the rim

iangallagher29
04-07-2009, 11:54 PM
don't u mean offensive interference?

clehmun
04-08-2009, 01:51 AM
don't u mean offensive interference?

it's also called offensive goaltending. goaltending is when you touch the ball or the basket when the ball is on its way down.
but when you dunk, the ball doesn't go down until it leaves your hand. once it leaves your hands, it's already a made basket.

DenButsu
04-08-2009, 02:28 AM
I was under the impression that it was called "basket interference" when a player on offense who touched a basketball that has already been shot and has passed into the inside of the rim. And I'd assume that dunks are not considered basket interference because the dunk is the shot itself. But I could be wrong about any or all of this.

homestarunner93
04-08-2009, 02:58 AM
Goaltending=Defense
Offensive Interference=Offense

Sanks NBA 2k9!

Er1c
04-08-2009, 03:08 AM
Goaltending=Defense
Offensive Interference=Offense

Sanks NBA 2k9!

ahhah yep yep

sp1derm00
04-08-2009, 01:20 PM
So, if you throw an alley-oop to yourself in an NBA game, do you get:

2 points, an assist, board

or

2 points, missed shot, board

?

DrDEADalready
04-08-2009, 01:23 PM
depends where it hits. if you throw it up and you catch it before it touches anything its traveling.

sp1derm00
04-08-2009, 01:32 PM
depends where it hits. if you throw it up and you catch it before it touches anything its traveling.

off the backboard

tkshy
04-08-2009, 01:42 PM
Offensive and Defensive (goaltending) occur when the ball is in the imagenary cylinder and a player tries to put it in or take it out. The dunk was not allowed because of this rule, but was later amended when they realized it was an exciting, powerful way to score. Dunking is the only exception to the goaltending rule.

The pass to your self for a dunk is just considered 1 made free throw, unless you make an obvious shot attempt or tip the ball against the backboard or rim before gaining control. Moses Malone was notorious for bouncing the ball of the backboard once or twice before coming down with it and gettting it counted as more than one rebound.

It is at the refs and/or scorers tables discreetion to determine.