Last edited by kobe4thewinbang; 12-08-2012 at 10:59 PM.
The rule is fine. Its boring if you're watching live, but its funny watching it on TV.
If he's really concerned about slowing the game down take away some timeouts.
If you really want to improve the quality of the sport take away all those back to back games and 3 in 4 nights scheduling screw jobs completely.
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You're argument is that this isn't "tag." It's not "keep away" eitherYeah it's okay. So you're saying passing should be illegal? Let's lessen the shot clock then!
People don't have to "jack up" 3s (which oddly seem to go in often - maybe that's because some guys are "clutch" shooters) against Dwight because he's only taking 1 point away from the average possession.Yeah, by jacking up a plethora of contested 3's. Anyone could do that.
That makes no sense. Who says it should be over? You play the game to win. A win is a win even if it's not pretty. If a team is employing a strategy of running out the clock, then it simply makes sense to give their worst player shots and trade a 3 for 2 or 2 for 1. I don't think a lot of Lakers fans understand strategy in-game and instead rely on the front office to simply overpower teams.No, as I've been saying, it degrades the game because the game should be over. I'm talking about intentional fouls altogether. But no, the losing team has to foul for the next 5 minutes because they can't accept losing or score their way back into the game.
How is that funny? That's not surprising. People off have opinions and act off of those opinions emotionally and very subjectively. Obviously, it hasn't been the prevailing opinion or intentional fouling would be illegal - Stern has brought it up to the competition committee before and it hasn't passed.Funny how a purely subjective and emotional argument is so popular with other fans of the sport. This "strategy" you praise has been looked down upon for years. Intentional fouls should be banned. Like I said, it's not tag, it's basketball. You defend, you shoot the ball, sometimes you miss, sometimes you make shots. That's the game. Not fouling like a little ***** because you're losing.
A sport is supposed to be about competition. There is nothing competitive about watching a guy practice free throws. It is bad for the game.
Taking it out would be like taking the intentional walk out of baseball.
I hated when teams would intentionally walk Barry Bonds when he was at his peak (cheating) I would want to see what the pitcher could do against him and him against them. Them walking him was a b i t c h move and so is fouling a player because you dont think you could stop the other team otherwise. Its not a sport when tactics like these are being used.
if my team wins then not only is it fun its hilarious. it promotes the fight against traffic jams as well
The pace of the game be boring also when the winning teams run around the court holding the ball til the clock expire, so what!
I see you guys arguing against this with too much ego and calling it a expletive-inducing move. That's just plain low i.q. in my book. That's like telling some who lifts with their knees that its a wuss move, meanwhile you pull out your back.
Furthermore, I have a hard time taking LA fans seriously on this one because of Shaq/Dwight being on the Lakers. I don't see too many Clipper or Detroit fans complaining about their guys getting hacked.
It's so funny that he's not even trying to hide that this game is about ratings and marketing and not the game of basketball anymore. If you can't shoot a free throw...you sit at the end of a game
Save the kittens, ignore sbs' posts
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It is anyway, not anyways.