It was a foul. Haven't we done this thousands of times over the years?
As Slick said, before the ball was inbounded... "I'd have all five guys at half court, doing pushups, so there's no chance the ref can call a foul." A bad premonition for what happened next...
I blame AD far more than I blame Jess Kersey, because AD clearly fouled him before the shot. Jess shouldn't have called continuation, but if AD didn't foul him there was no way he could've made the call.
Wasn't that the same series where Camby just embarassed AD's loafing @$$? I've never had an issue with trading AD for the fifth pick. I would've liked to get somebody better than Bender with that pick, but that's a different story altogether.