While watching a BB game yesterday (Nov 22) I observed a “charge” call. The announcers spent 5 minutes explaining how, once the defensive player had his feet set, he could move his upper body East to West in order to create the charge. In this example, the d players “off side” foot was coming off of the floor when contact occurred . . . . .
Tonight, I observed a player plant both feet, then just as he was about to be hit, rotated his shoulders slightly, to soften the blow. He was called for a defensive foul. The play was explained by the announcers as a good call. They explained once a d player was set, he could not rotate or move side to side.
I’m guessing the rules change with the announcers . . . . . like many politicians . . . . .