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No, there is no rule that says you must dribble the Basketball before you can shoot it. But you may not take any steps with out dribbling the ball, if you do "travel" with the ball without dribbling the referee will whistle a penalty.

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Q: Do you need to dribble the basketball before you take a shot?
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