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After catching the Basketball in the air, the player has the ability to take two steps. After two steps, the player must stop. He/she may rotate on a pivot foot or may move freely, as long as they stop after catching the basketball in the air.

This is assuming that by catch the player catches the ball with 2 hands, as if they control the ball with one hand, they don't have to stop at all.

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13y ago

Technically, you're only supposed to take two. Anything more is a travel. You cannot take them from a standstill, you have to be already moving and dribbling. The Refs have become very lenient though, and most players won't get called for taking an extra step anymore, especially the stars.

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7y ago

You're allowed to take as many steps as needed while dribbling the basketball, but while not dribbling and driving to the hoop, you're only allowed 2 steps while holding the basketball running towards the goal.

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16y ago

well you can take as many steps as you need but you have to dribble the ball if not dribbling, the max is 2.

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14y ago

if still or not in stride, one step and a pivot; if in stride, you can take two steps

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11y ago

probable two

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3

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