Like most any other sport out there, the NBA game is constantly evolving, most of the time for the better, but sometimes there are subtle little changes to the game that aren't so good for it. Then there are times when the changes are bigger and more noticeable, and that's when it's time to get concerned.
Without sounding like a grizzled, bent-backed old man looking to shoo every waddling toddler off his lawn, some of the changes the league has undergone in the past handful of years have been dangerous to the core of the game. Others have done little to threaten the game itself, but have been a nuisance nonetheless.
There's no reason to be against progress, even if it is just for the sake of progress, but once things turn into more than just progress, into players taking advantage of situations or owners exploiting players beyond what they've done in the past, some of the game's changes are detrimental to the game itself.
Some things are extremely basic and bear no effect whatsoever on a person turning on their television and watching a game, but others are dangerous to the league and could do some real damage.
I'm not here to yearn for the old Leave it to Beaver days of the NBA, I just want to stop a few very real threats to what the game has been for the past few decades.