View Full Version : NBA To Start Charging Teams For Free Throws

04-17-2010, 11:10 PM
Link (http://www.theonion.com/articles/nba-to-start-charging-teams-for-free-throws,17196/)

NEW YORK—In an effort to increase the league's revenue and offset the expensive cost of foul shots, commissioner David Stern announced Monday that the NBA would begin charging teams a $50 fee per free throw attempt. "We just can't afford to keep them free anymore," said Stern, adding that not charging for foul shots was causing the NBA to lose $25 million a year. "We believe this is a fair price. Now, if teams don't want to pay the fee they can just take the ball out-of-bounds." According to Stern, the NBA will now offer free throw insurance throughout the playoffs, allowing players to reshoot missed attempts for an additional $150.

04-17-2010, 11:13 PM
this was posted 2 weeks ago.