Originally Posted by ClutchCity
Actually, I heard that the NBA changed the rule on that just this last year. It also judgement-based though. For example, if I did the same move but made it clear that I was trying to gain an advantage by "shooting" it over the rim (but really passing it), then it would be called a travel. But if it was a legit shot attempt, then it's legal even in the NBA.
it has to be a shot attempt. its rally effin hard to fake it. some can, but very few.
Street ball kids have no idea how ridiculous they look trying to pull that off, really bad. So you get the big arguments.
Its a hard play to master, and a difficult one to call at the highest levels