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NBA owners vote for do-overs

Posted on: March 26, 2009 4:21 pm

The NBA board of governors has voted to adopt a rule change we told you about during All-Star weekend. When a team has too many players on the court, the opposing team will have the option to nullify any game action (i.e. baskets) that occurred while the infraction was going on. This would be in addition to the technical foul that is assessed to the offending team.

The change will take effect beginning with Friday's games. At All-Star weekend in Phoenix, the competition committee voted to recommend the change to owners in response to a game Dec. 30 in which Portland scored a basket against Boston with six men on the court. Under the old rule, the technical foul was assessed but the Celtics did not have the option to disallow the basket. Now they do.

There. Now you can get on with your lives.




Since: Feb 1, 2008
Posted on: March 27, 2009 12:11 pm

NBA owners vote for do-overs


 I think this came up because of the Boston - Portland game somewhen around xmas (I'm not sure about the date), when Portland got 6 guys on the court and scored a fast break bucket, because the 6th man on the court was wide open.

Since: Jan 31, 2008
Posted on: March 26, 2009 10:02 pm

NBA owners vote for do-overs

Although my team was subject to it. I think this is a pretty obvious rule. I think it shouldn't be an option. What team is going to go " Hey I actually want that team to score those points. Lets give them a free bucket." uh. no.



Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: March 26, 2009 8:43 pm

NBA owners vote for do-overs it just me, or does it seem that this year has been the year of " Hey, let's make up new rules that make little sense " in both the NBA and NFL. I'm waiting for the NHL to ban checking because it's " dangerous to a players health and well-being " or in MLB when if a batter is beaned by a pitcher, he can then bean the pitcher right back with that very ball to avoid dugout clearings. oh, let's not forget that congress now could enter the talks about changes to the BCS (although changes are needed, do we really need the government in on them ?) great, just great. pretty soon we won't call them Sports anymore, we'll call them " I'm paying money for this ? "

Since: Mar 31, 2008
Posted on: March 26, 2009 7:13 pm

NBA owners vote for do-overs

I thought it was a pretty obvious rule that you can't have more than 5 men on the court. Why this is happening is beyond me but these coaches need to do a better job of keeping their players under control.

Since: Feb 6, 2009
Posted on: March 26, 2009 6:33 pm

NBA owners vote for do-overs


 5 stars! Rofl!

Since: Sep 20, 2007
Posted on: March 26, 2009 4:28 pm

NBA owners vote for do-overs

Phew, I can finally sleep at night now! 

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