Two serious errors in 0,6 seconds.



With six tenths of a second (0.6) to go in the 2nd game of the LEB 2 playoffs between WTC Cornella and Imaje Sabadell Gapsa on April 29, 2006, a three-point field goal was granted to WTC Cornella which was not only achieved after regulation time had expired but also after the player committed a traveling violation.

Competition: 2nd game of the promotion play-off to LEB 1 of the Spanish League between WTC Cornellá and Imaje Sabadell Gapsa.
State of the series: 0-1 in favor of Imaje Sabadell Gapsa.
Referees: Bardaji, O. y Bey, R.
Main Official: Sanchís, V.
Time remaining on the game clock: 0,6 seconds.
Score: Cornellá 61 – Sabadell 63
Play must be resumed by:  a throw-in of Cornellá from half court.
1rst Action: the player Marco Fernández (Cornellá) receives the ball facing the half court at 9 meters from the basket and achieves a field goal in 0,92 seconds (out of the regulation time) committing traveling.
2nd Action: the referees grant the field goal as legal.
Final score: Cornellá 64 – Sabadell 63.
New state of the series of the promotion play-off: 1-1.



From the deliver of  the ball by the referee to the pass: 4,61 seconds
PASS: 0,36 seconds
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Player nº 9, Marco Fernández (M.F.), "static".


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M.F. moves toward the player that will pass the ball

0,08 seconds

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M.F. performs a one-foot stance to receive the ball.

0,16 seconds



Out of Time + Traveling

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1. One-foof Reception (rigt foot).
Left foot arriving to the ground.
Ball is adapted at the height of the head.

Reception facing back to basket. 9 m. from the hoop.

0,00 seconds

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2. Second phase -  deaden stance.
1srt contact of left foot on the ground.

0,08 seconds

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3. Start of 1/2 turn toward right.
Left foot lateral impulse.
Rigth foot take off.

0,16 seconds

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4. Second phase of 1/2 turn.
Rigth foot step oriented in diagonal toward the sideline.

0,24 seconds

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5. Deaden of 1/2 turn with rigth leg.
Left leg in the air.

0,32 seconds

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6. Final of 1/2 turn.
Phase of maximum deaden of rigth leg.
Ball is adapted to hip's heigth.

0,40 seconds

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7. Start of push off with rigth leg.
Rigth foot oriented toward offensive base line.

0,48 seconds

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8. Second push off phase with rigth leg.
Left leg bent.

0,56 seconds

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9. Third push off phase with rigth leg.
Ball is adapted with two hands and starting the shooting phases.

0,64 seconds.

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10. Final push-off phase with rigth leg.
Shooting phase of shooting arm (rigth).

0,72 seconds

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11. Development of the impulse of the shooting arm.

0,80 seconds

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12. Final impulse of the shot.

0,88 seconds

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13. Phase of detachment of the ball.

0,92 seconds. END OF THE TASK.




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Dynamic re-balance 1, after the shot.
It sounds the horn 1,12 seconds after the sub-task  1 (Catching of pass).

Delay of the set in motion of the game clock:
0,52 seconds.
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Dynamic re-balance 2, after the shot.

0,64 seconds

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Dynamic re-balance 3, after the shot.

0,96 seconds

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Dynamic re-balance 4, after the shot.
Ball enters to basket.

Duration of the path of the ball in the air:
1,52 seconds

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1. Rigth foot stance and ball catching
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2. Left foot stance

0,16 seconds

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3. Rigth foot take off

0,24 seconds

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4. Rigth foot stance

0,32 seconds

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Referee in perfect location and orientation to perceive the feet movements of the player.

Feet stances are appreciated better by observing the video or dynamic sequences of stills.




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Referees in the middle of the court.
Communication of 2-3 seconds
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Referees entering the tunnel of changing rooms, some 15 seconds later,.


The referees move 12-14 meters in approximately 15 seconds.
The referees communicate with the table officials during 1-3 seconds.

The images have been divided in stills of  0,04 seconds.
25 stills / 1 second  -  1 still / 0,04 seconds
Margin of error in the measurement of the total duration of the task "the impossible shot": 0,04 seconds (0,02 in the first and last stills).






David Ribera-Nebot
Basketball Coach since 1987
Entrenador Superior - Spanish Basketball Federation-
Expert on Sports Training

English review by Brett Beeson, MVP of the LEB2 2005-2006



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