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What Is The Definition Of Palming In Basketball?

1. This is a violation in basketball when the player who is dribbling the ball allows the ball to come to a rest in their hand, or palm. In addition to allowing the ball to rest in their hand, the player can also “palm” the ball when it reaches the peak of its bounce and this too is also a violation.

Example Of How Palming Is Used In Commentary

1. Iverson tries to cross-up his defender, but the official thought he palmed the balled and gets whistled for the turnover.

Also Known As:

1. Carrying
2. Double Dribble

Sport The Term Is Used

1. Basketball

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