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What is the “Gather Step” Rule in Basketball? (Explained)

A gather step refers to an extra third step that a player can make after picking up their dribble.

In the NBA the count begins with the first step taken after a player has stopped dribbling.

This first step is often referred to as the “zero” step, with two additional steps being allowed afterward.

This means the pivot foot technically can hit the ground before the ball is either shot or passed without a travel being called.

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What is a Triple Double in Basketball? (Definition and NBA Records)

If you’ve been following NBA basketball at all during the last couple of years, you’ve probably heard this term thrown around a lot.

It’s one of the most impressive things a player can accomplish in a single game and we’re seeing more of them than ever before.

I want to dedicate this post to the triple-double phenomenon, what it is exactly, and who are all-time NBA record holders when it comes to one of the hottest stat lines in basketball.

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