The question before the committee – that being you and your partners on the officiating crew – is whether the official was correct in granting the timeout to Team A when A-1 gained possession of the ball by securing it between their legs.
In a hotly contested game after a made basket, B-1 is attempting to inbounds the ball while being pressured on the end line by A-1.
B-1 steps on the end line and passes the ball to B-2 who is out of bounds. B-2 subsequently bounces the ball while standing out of bounds?
Team A’s fans, and it’s head coach, loudly point out the position of B-1’s foot on the end line and scream for a penalty.
Others scream at B-2 for bouncing the ball on the throw-in.
Should the official rule any of these a violation?