Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
Ball Jointing - Sup?
Some talk came up on the thread about shooting regarding modification of the ball jointing rule. I figured I would add it to the list. The main suggestion is that we change the rule so that you can ball joint anywhere on the court for a short amount of time rather than have this rule depend on the half of the court in which you find yourself located. The goal here is to eliminate the flaw in the rule as it stands, in that small ball joints are not called even though it is technically written that all downward pressure on the ball is a foul.
Others might say that they enjoy setting the ball up in a BJ. I know I miss Joe Burge, at least.
The rule as it sits:
§4.3 – Ball jointing
– A ball-joint is when downward pressure is put on a ball with a mallet head.
–Ball-jointing is permitted in the defensive half only.
Ball-jointing in the offensive half will result in a ball turnover.
WHAT IT DO?