UPDATE: NBA Referees Claim Bradley Beal Didn't Travel Here

Kyle Koster

Thomas Hobbes once said that the nature of man is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. Reading quotes like this gives me momentary pause and the realization that there are better ways to spend my time than fretting over an uncalled travel in a regular season NBA game.

On the other hand, look at this.

That’s Bradley Beal taking five, maybe six steps and bobbling the ball before awkwardly throwing a pass against the Detroit Pistons last night. The referees, perhaps because they strongly disagree with Plato’s assertion that an unexamined life is not worth living, opted not to blow the whistle.

James Harden, eat your heart out. There’s a new Travelling Man in town and he’s flirting with Corey Brewer territory.

UPDATE: In a surprising turn of events, the NBA Referee Twitter account, which aims to encourage communication with the outside world, says this isn’t a travel.

It would appear that “accidentally” losing control of the basketball is the new efficiency hack. Look for more of this unconventional move in the future.