Timeout Request Not Granted, player is airborne and over the boundary line when calling Timeout

This is an example of a timeout request by an offensive player that WOULD NOT be granted. A player will not be granted a timeout (regular or 20 second) if both of his feet are in the air, and any part of his body has broken the vertical plane of the boundary line. This rule also applies to the midcourt line except during throw-ins in the last two minutes of the fourth or any overtime period. On this play, the offensive player is in mid air, and he has also broken the vertical plane of the sideline, and his timeout request is correctly not granted.