AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — It was a travel.
Bradley Beal took five steps, and even tweeted with sarcasm after the game to call his play clean.
Then the NBA's referee Twitter page (yes, it exists) defended the non-call.
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
The laughs continue.
Blake Griffin said Tuesday he still can't believe the league's defense of the call, and said it's the worst travel non-call he's ever seen.