View Full Version : Is this kind of dribble technically a carry?

04-06-2012, 09:56 PM

This kind of behind the back dribble has been used for decades (Pete Maravich used it), and as far as I know has never been called for one. As much as I'm against carries, I'm not against this even if it is one, it's different to me.

What are other things in that NBA that has been done that technically might be illegal as the rule book goes, but never has been called?

04-06-2012, 10:16 PM
It probably is a carry, but it would never get called since its such a good move.

04-06-2012, 10:20 PM
It can be done without being carried. That video is iffy though.

04-06-2012, 10:33 PM
hmm, a lot of things in nba dont get called that are rules. A lot of things that dont happen also get called because the player is a "star" player. ( aka blake griffen)

04-06-2012, 11:10 PM
Like that one guy said, it can be done without carry but in that video he did actually carry it. Good move nonetheless because it's too fast to notice.

04-06-2012, 11:12 PM
Bob Cousy perfected that move.

04-07-2012, 01:08 AM
i hate travelling its never called, crab dribbling, and the nba continuation rule is also bs.

04-07-2012, 02:41 AM
NO that is not a carry

04-07-2012, 02:42 AM
Definitely NOT a carry.

04-07-2012, 01:41 PM
Baron was such a G in his prime.

04-07-2012, 01:53 PM
yes, it's a carry. how else can you bring a ball AROUND and behind your back without positioning your hand under and/or to the side of the ball.
back in the day, players' hands were always and only above the ball. that is technically the only way to legally dribble without carrying the ball.

but it's not called because it results in flashy moves like such.
evolution of the game.

04-07-2012, 04:43 PM
I did it all the time and never got called on it nor have I seen anyone get called on it, so no.

04-07-2012, 08:00 PM