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LeBron James Gets Away With Blatant Travel In Lakers/Jazz Game

Dec 4, 2019, 8:38 PM | Updated: 11:49 pm
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LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers argues a foul call with referee David Guthrie #16 during the first half against the Utah Jazz at Staples Center on October 25, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Los Angeles forward LeBron James wasn’t penalized for an obvious traveling violation in the Lakers’ game against the Utah Jazz.

James committed the violation in the first half of Los Angeles’ game against the Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Wednesday, December 4.

The All-Star forward dribbled the basketball up the court before holding the ball and taking multiple steps without dribbling it before passing to a teammate. The forward wasn’t called for a violation and play continued to the dismay of Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic.

The NBA lists the following as ways to prevent a traveling violation:

  • A player who gathers the ball while progressing may (a) take two steps in coming to a stop, passing or shooting the ball or (b) if he has not yet dribbled, one step prior to releasing the ball to start his dribble.
  • A player who gathers the ball while dribbling may take two steps in coming to a stop, passing or shooting the ball. The first step occurs when a foot, or both feet, touch the floor after the player gathers the ball.

James appeared to have taken 3-4 steps after picking up his dribble. The officials didn’t blow their whistle to halt play. Had James been called for a travel, the Laker possession would have been ruled as a turnover and possession would have been award to the Jazz.

Los Angeles held a 62-47 advantage over Utah at halftime.

The Lakers vs. Jazz game is broadcast on NBA League Pass, NBA TV, AT&T SportsNet, and 97.5 FM.

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