Players never could advance the ball. Instead, each player had to throw it from wherever he caught it. The first team credited with advancing the ball by dribbling it played at Yale in 1897, and the official allowance for the dribble, just one per possession at first, were adopted four years later.Another important basketball move, the slam dunk, was banned just before the 1967-1968 season until the 1976-1977 season.

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