Answer to 12/16-22/12 You Make the Call of the Week

A1 is dribbling the ball and B1 slaps the back of the hand of A1 while A’1s hand is on the ball dribbling it. Official does not call a personal foul. Is the official correct?

Yes: The hand is part of the ball so long as the hand is on the ball holding, dribbling or shooting it, unless it is done in an unsportmanslike manner.