Chauncey Billups Hits 75-Foot Shot But is Called for Traveling (Video)
Chauncey Billups hit an amazing shot last night just before halftime against the Knicks but didn’t get it off in time was called for traveling. Really, ref? Traveling? Players travel on almost every possession and you’re choosing to call it when a guy is heaving up a buzzer-beater? Check out the video of Chauncey Billups’ 75-foot shot that was called a travel, courtesy of the NBA on YouTube:
Okay, so it’s the right call. And yes, the ref blew the whistle right when it happened rather than doing it after he saw the result of the play. I’m not suggesting he had any motive for making the call, but it is strange that they would call it. I doubt there’s many half-court and beyond shots in NBA history that weren’t accompanied by a travel. Imagine if the Nuggets lost by two points? Now that would be interesting.