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  • 10/15/2010, 11:28AM ET

NBA's new tech rules will not last full season.

maxwellinformed (6-19-0) vs DarthShaz24 (1-4-0)
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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.


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.


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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October 15, 2010  11:38 AM ET

This is kinda already being done.

October 15, 2010  11:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This is kinda already being done.

Really? I missed it. Slow news day.

October 15, 2010  11:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Really? I missed it. Slow news day.

It's called Muy Loco so its not shocking that you missed it. Someone might still pick this one up.

Either way, I agree with you.

October 15, 2010  12:15 PM ET

I would take this, but I'm doing the other. Plus, it's going to last a full season regardless

October 15, 2010  12:43 PM ET

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October 15, 2010  12:46 PM ET

We've seen this in baseball this season. There was this brilliant idea going into the season that umpires weren't going to grant players time outs as often as they used to in at-bats. Joe West opened his big mouth after the first series of the season, the players shot back, and from that point forward a non-Joe West umpired baseball game went back to normal.

NBA is going to be even worse because technicals cost the players money; they will absolutely let their opinions be known. I'd be surprised if this new rule doesn't fizzle out by New Year's Day.

October 15, 2010  12:49 PM ET

Players need to stop their whiney crap, it is not good for the game. Tech them, let them stop it if they don't want to cost their team the game, maybe they don't care, which is what this exposes.

October 15, 2010  02:27 PM ET
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NVM. DJ dropped it.

October 15, 2010  03:51 PM ET

you gotta let them play, Ref.

October 15, 2010  04:21 PM ET

Rasheed might as well just retire now if he hasn't already

October 18, 2010  03:03 AM ET

 
October 18, 2010  02:11 PM ET

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