Travel on the perimeter, lifts and steps with pivot foot

This is an example of a traveling violation for lifting the pivot foot. An offensive player who receives the ball and establishes a pivot foot may move his other foot as many times as he chooses, but the ball must be out of his hands to start his dribble BEFORE he lifts his pivot foot of the floor. On this play, the offensive player who receives the ball establishes his left foot as his pivot foot, but he then raises his pivot foot and returns it to the floor prior to releasing the ball on the dribble. This is a traveling violation.