Should blocks be counted if they occur after a foul? I understand why they might not be counted, but I feel that it should be counted in the scheme of what a block is. A few reasons why I think it should be:
1) It encourages players to play through the whistle until the ball is dead. On offense this always happens, players consistently throw up faux prayers in hopes of a call in their favor. Defense should have some incentive as well.
2) The point of a block is to stop points from going into the basket. Blocks can result in either team getting possession, so it isn't a possession thing, but all about the points. Given that players have the opportunity to put points up and get credit for it after a whistle, blocks should be given the same credit.
3) Blocking the ball requires great awareness, timing, and positioning. Not only that, but they are exciting as well. I am all for rewarding those skills being showcased as often as possible. It's just more exciting basketball.