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    Is the hand considered the ball?

    So maybe I'm stupid (and maybe there's no maybe about it), but I thought that you have to get "all ball" for a clean block (instead of a foul). Some friends told me that the hand (presumably while it's touching the ball) is considered part of the ball. So you can slap the shooter's hand (not forearm) as long as it is still touching the ball and have it considered a "clean" block.

    Is that true? If so, is it true by the actual rules or by common practice?


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    Re: Is the hand considered the ball?

    That is true, but seldom called. Play moves so fast, most officials dont have good enough vision to tell if it was the hand, wrist, forearm.


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