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# How many steps to a lay-up?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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15y ago

3/28/2011

Technically you are allowed a two-count rhythm associated by how a player receives the ball and the pivot foot is the basis for the counts. Typically the two-count rhythm is considered to equal 1 and 1 half steps, because on the second step you must either pass or shoot. However in the NBA they are relaxed on the traveling and some refs will allow for an extra step taking into consideration a player on fast break running at full speed. As long as they are consistent no one will complain too much. There is a dumb rumor that three steps are allowed before a layup, but only two steps on any other shot, etc. This is complete false. Also street rules are different than NBA as is NCAA. They are similar, but there a few differences.

Answer2 steps is the most you can take 3 is ileagal and tecnicly its orignally 1 and a half but they let you take 2 Answer

I am posotive that u can only take 2 because 3 is an odd number and acient Greeks always beleived in using even numbers because they thought that it was bad luck to use a odd number instead of a even number !i think that is cool don't u !

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12y ago

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11y ago

2, of course you have eurosteps and hopsteps.

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13y ago

you are able to take 2 steps if you re going in for a lay-up

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13y ago

In Basketball, you are allowed to take two (2) steps when going in for a layup.

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15y ago

three steps in a lay-up

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