Charging, defender establishes legal position, dribbler tries to “slip”, but instead initiates illegal contact

This is an example of a offensive foul for charging. To get into a legal position, the defender needs to establish himself in the path of the offensive player with the ball before contact is made, and BEFORE the offensive player starts his upward shooting motion. On this play, the secondary defender establishes legal position directly in the path of the driving offensive player prior to contact. The offensive player changes direction slightly and moves to his right to attempt to “slip” by the legally established defender, but he is unsuccessful. Since the contact is initiated by the dribbler is more than marginal, this is an offensive foul for charging.