Egg Nog wrote:Heat3 wrote:
Hi Miami fan
I don't cheer for or have any bias toward either of these teams so rest assured I'm not trying to "hate" or anything like that
“To get into a legal position, the defender needs to establish himself in the path of the offensive player before contact is made, thus “beating him to the spot,” and before he starts his upward shooting motion.” - Source
Your screencap is well after Edwards begins his upward shooting motion as he is almost off the ground already.
Edward's upward shooting motion begins here, before Vincent is even back on the ground, let alone in an established position:
Not only that, but the 1st screenshot does not show the Heat defenders final position. It shows Edwards about to take off and it shows the defender with his feet wide apart. If you continue, the defender ends up with both feet closer together when contact with Edwards is made, so he was clearly not in position and still moving.
Overall, i'm surprised that an overwhelming major see this the right way, as a bad call compounded by the fact that this could have been an icon highlight and the benefit of a 50/50 play (if you want to call it that) should go to Edwards.
But there are still one of two people in here that can post a picture of the foul and somehow say they are seeing something else.