Refs somehow miss blatant travel by Sixers' Covington

Refs somehow miss blatant travel by Sixers' Covington

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As time wound down in the first quarter of 76ers vs. Heat Game 1 on Saturday, Robert Covington caught a pass, pump-faked, side-stepped, then shot a three. It was cash, but it d— sure should not have counted.

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Let me make something clear right now: Under no circumstances is this play NOT a travel.

And it’s not just me that thinks so:

Sure, players push the travel call these days with euro-steps and side-steps, but those all come after a dribble. Covington had the nerve, no the gall, to side-step without taking a dribble, and nobody blew the whistle.

We might as well just throw the travel rule out the window.

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PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 14: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans shoots the ball over Al-Farouq Aminu #8 of the Portland Trail Blazers during the first quarter of game one of the the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at the Moda Center on April 14, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)



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