Palming In Basketball

Last Updated on: 10th July 2023, 05:55 pm

What Is Palming In Basketball?

Palming in basketball, also known as carrying or traveling, is a violation that occurs when a player dribbles the ball and then catches it with one hand and holds it for too long or changes the position of their hand underneath the ball.

This results in an unfair advantage for the player, as they are able to control the ball more easily and potentially make moves that would not be possible if they were dribbling properly. Palming is also called when a player catches the ball and then holds it with one hand for an extended period of time, rather than immediately passing or shooting it. This violation is called by the referees and results in a turnover, with the opposing team gaining possession of the ball.