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Scout's Take
Ian Thomsen
December 04, 2006
On the referees' crackdown on two infractions:
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December 04, 2006

Scout's Take

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On the referees' crackdown on two infractions:

"In the past some veterans got away with palming the ball as well as with changing their pivot foot, which gave them a quick first step. Now they have to adapt because those moves are no longer being overlooked by the officials. Kevin Garnett (right) is one player who's at a disadvantage because of the refs' new vigilance: He used to face up by changing his pivot foot, and he'd back into the post while palming the ball, knowing that the discontinued dribble would keep the defense off-balance. But he can't use those moves anymore. This change is why you see every opposing coach pointing and yelling that Dwyane Wade is palming the ball, because he's one of the guys who is still getting away with it."

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