Re: Basketball Rule Change Idea
Sports is all about exploiting the other team's weakness. I see nothing wrong with fouling and making the other team make its free throws.
1) Would this proposed rule change be in effect the entire game or just say(and I am throwing this number out there) the last five minutes of the game? I can't imagine that if a foul is committed against a shooter in the first minute of the game is somehow trying to circumvent any rules. And for the record, I don't think fouling on purpose is 'breaking the rules'. Of course, that is a matter of interpretation.
2) If the team gets to retain the ball do they get an entirely new shot clock or does time pick up from when the foul was committed?
IMO, if this rule is put into effect there are going to be a lot more boring basketball games. OTOH, a number of people feel that parades to the free throw line are boring.
Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!
Last edited by texasdave; 04-19-2013 at 09:46 AM.