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View Poll Results: Should the NBA change the Hack-a-Shaq Rule?

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  • Yes, the full 48 should carry a 2-shot + ball penalty.

    25 14.29%
  • Yes, but not so severe and/or a shorter duartion of the game.

    15 8.57%
  • No, leave it how it is.

    68 38.86%
  • No, get rid of the rule altogether. If they can't shoot, deal with it.

    67 38.29%
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    Free throws are a part of the game, if the took out the Hack-a-Shaq rule completely, good players would learn to shoot free throws, and bad players wouldn't be playing in the last 2 minutes anyway. Free throws are a fundamental part of the game. They might as well take out the requirement to dribble the ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonJohnHorn View Post
    The Spurs are one of the best defensive teams the league has ever seen and they used the hack-a-shaq. Its not about deficiencies in defence, its about exploiting the oppositions weakness.

    The teams are using the tools available to them. There is no rule against that. Howard need to learn how to shoot free throws so that he's not a liability on the floor.
    This.

    Although the Spurs got fined for resting their players when there's no specific rule against it, so....

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