Sunday, June 4, 2023

Enough of the ponds! The NBA is considering a new anti-simulation rule


The foul play is a growing problem in the league that worries all its fans.

© Elsa/Getty ImagesNBA referee Scott Foster with Josh Hart.

In the NBA, a serious problem is increasing due to the increased number of simulated birds that have been observed in the league in recent times and that attracts complaints from all its fans, especially from those who have lived a long time and remember with a desire for that violence. In the days of Michael Jordan I saw him in his courts.

The problem has proven particularly troubling for referees in games where a player swerves in possession of the ball, making it difficult for officials to distinguish between a foul block and a crime. Conversely, many simulations are seen when two players are fighting for a rebound under the rim or when trying to remove a screen.

Recently, Steve Kerr raised a complaint about the fakes and asked for a rule change in the NBA in the series against the Los Angeles Lakers by LeBron James. It seems that your will is fulfilled.

The NBA is considering punishing fakes

According to Shams Charania of Athletics and Stadium, the Competition Committee of the NBA is to examine the following rules of FIBA ​​and punish the team of a player who commits a foul with a technical foul. The summer league is expected to pilot starting in July.

As Steve Kerr pointed out, an effective measure in FIBA ​​has proven to eliminate cheating and something very similar has been done in the NHL, where a player can receive a two-minute penalty if the referee thinks he fouled.

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