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NBA referees defend no-call on Bradley Beal travel

February 12, 2019

Bradley Beal appeared to get away with a blatant travel Monday against the Detroit Pistons. The Wizards guard even seemed to realize this, later tweeting “Look clean to me” with two laughing emojis.

But NBA referees are sticking by their decision.

On Twitter, the official account for the NBA’s referees said the move was legal.

The offensive player gathers with his right foot on the ground. He then takes two legal steps, before losing control of the ball. After regaining possession, a player is allowed to regain his pivot foot and pass or shoot prior to that foot returning to the ground. This is legal. https://t.co/0hVqgHw3w7 NBA Referees (@OfficialNBARefs) February 12, 2019

That explanation will raise a lot of eyebrows.

Here’s another look at the play in better quality, as well as Beal’s reaction:

Please watch this Bradley Beal travel hahahahahadasdkjfhasfkjasdhfasdf(via @Supreme_Gifs)pic.twitter.com/16ux1Sm149 SB Nation (@SBNation) February 12, 2019

Look clean to me 😂😂🤷🏽♂️ https://t.co/xyx0qlF3wd Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) February 12, 2019

Word 😂 https://t.co/XcwKFhwlfh Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) February 12, 2019

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