Originally Posted by Freeze
you can tell from these responses who has never played organized competitive ball. awww you arent entertained pumpkin? **** your enjoyment mami, we tryna win games. by any means necessary. you think it's petty. so what. it works. art of war. exploit your opponents weakness. So you're boxing and you see a cut over that right eye, you just gonna leave it alone because you think the audience will think less of you? Or are you going to attack that eye every chance you get because you know eventually there is a breaking point? Same in basketball. There's more at play than you think. It's not about necessary fouling you so you don't score. It's a chess move forcing you to change your lineup and take that player out. It's the arrogance or naivete of the coach that leaves the player in thinking shots will fall. He ignores the law of averages. It's his fault the sequence goes on so long. How do you blame the one employing the strategy? if a team gets the W, does it have small print under it like ('yea they won, but...hack-a-jordan is wack man')...I doubt it.
How do you, and others, keep missing the point the NBA has a long history of changing rules because one player/teams are exploiting existing rules?
-24 second shot clock (awww dont like the other team playing keep away for minutes at a time? Steal the ball mami)
-5 seconds back to the basket (can't stop Barkley from backing you down mami? Hit the weight room)
-Can't cross the FT Line until after the ball hits the rim (Tired of wilt grabbing his own boards? sorry mami, get some ankle weights and get your vert up)
-defensive/offensive 3 seconds in the paint (not big rnough to score/stop the big man inside? Sorry mami, grow more)
-3 pt line (aww mami Game not exciting enough for you? Well deal with it. Every bucket is still 2 pts)