- 10/15/2010, 11:28AM ET
maxwellinformed said 10/15, 11:28 AM
The NBA's new rule giving players technical fouls for showing too much emotion will not last a full season. Heck, it will not last through Christmas. We've seen this movie before remember?
NBA announced that guidelines for technical will expand to include "overt" player reactions to referee calls. Officials were instructed to whistle technicals for:
* Players making aggressive gestures, such as air punches, anywhere on the court.
* Demonstrative disagreement, such as when a player incredulously raises his hands, or smacks his own arm to demonstrate how he was fouled.
* Running directly at an official to complain about a call
* Excessive inquiries about a call, even in a civilized tone.
You've got to be kidding me. I'll paraphrase Doc Rivers. This game is played with emotion and you can't dehumanize the game.
DarthShaz24 said 10/15, 02:31 PM
The rule will last the whole season, and until these players stop whining on obvious calls it should. If kobe gets called for a foul and he knows he made a foul, than he should stop whining and go on with the game.
(only using kobe as an example.)
Im a huge lakers fan but i hate seeing the lakers complain about call UNLESS there really no call meant to be made.
Somehow these players, and not all, need to learn to control there emotions. they have to hide ther emotion or don't have any at all. they have to control themselves.
This goes for the coaches too (doc rivers) they complain for no reason, i mean they not even the ones playing.
so this rule dosnt dehumanize the game, it just controls it.
maxwellinformed said 10/15, 02:45 PM
Report: "As Law drilled a deep 3-pointer, right in Jerome Dyson???s mug from the top of the key with 8.8 seconds left to play, the Grizzlies point guard bellowed, ???And one??? before backpedaling to the defensive end. Veteran referee Bill Kennedy promptly stopped play and slapped Law with a technical foul. Law, walking slowly toward his bench, looked to his coaching staff. He was dazed and confused."
Your own coach Phil Jackson is quoted as saying, "Didn't we go through this three years ago?" It started out at the beginning of the year much like it has now with ridicolous techs being called by officials. One problem. Nobody comes to the NBA to watch the officials play.
Technical fouls rose early in the 2006-07 season, which angered players in part because of what it costs them. Players are fined $1,000 for each of their first five technicals. The fine increases by $500 for each five after that, capped by a $2,500 penalty for each one starting with the 16th. A one-game suspension also comes at that point and for every other technical thereafter.
NBA union plans legal action over technicals already and the season hasn't even started.
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