Re: 83-81 NBA Game has become Disgusting,Ugly,Unwatchable!!
posted at 3/7/2013 1:55 AM EST
"I am done watching and most real basketball fans feal the same way."
That's great Run. I assume that means you are done posting here as well? If so congrats to you and great news for the rest of us.
It's sad you would post this after one of the best Celts wins of the season and I would urge everyone else in this forum to realize that this is a clear indication Run is not here as a genuine fan of the team but here to stir up whatever for god knows what reason.
Run just so you're clear, you do realize that the NBA offensive game has improved since Michael Jordan's heyday before the defensive hand-checking rules were changed right? It was during the Jordan and Pat Riley Knicks era this defensive style came into play.
I assume you boycotted the game then also?
Here's a history lesson for you since you dont have a grip: "Since 1990, the NBA has instituted a series of rules changes to increase the offensive player's flow and make physical play costly. First came increased penalties for flagrant fouls (1990) and fighting (1993), the implementation of the "five points" rule that called for automatic suspensions of players who amassed a certain number of flagrants (1993). Hand checking was eliminated in 1994. Using the forearm to defend players facing the basket went away in 1997."
"The rules changes did what they were supposed to do -- open up the game. Scoring average has increased from an average 95.6 points per game in the 1997-98 season to this year's 100 per game"
(this was from 2009 - here's the full article for you: http://www.nba.com/2009/news/features/david_aldridge/04/22/aldridge.defenses/)
So the gist of it is: your opinions are factually incorrect, ignorant, and completely wrong.
I won't even get into why great defense is all about the kind of hustle EVERY TRUE FAN WANTS FROM THEIR TEAM...
That said, don't let that stop you from not watching the games you hate so much. We celebrate your realization that watching the NBA is not a good fit for your lifestyle. See ya!