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Why is it we love this game?
Because they love this game.
Seeing the emotion a player makes after executing an amazing play is why we love watching.
The passion they exude knowing that what they just did could have altered an entire season worth of work is pure electricity.
And the NBA apparently wants to take that away from us.
The rules have been altered this year in terms of technical fouls, and not for the better. David stern has instructed the referees to be quick with the whistles if any decision is questioned, or any game changing moment over-celebrated.
I know what you're thinking, but I too think NBA players can be too whiny about calls sometimes.
Should that really give the Ref's this much power to alter a game?
Think about the big moments, not night to night situations.
Think about how mad you will be when your star player sinks an impossible shot that seemingly seals the game, only to be teched up for over celebrating. Now the other team goes to the charity stripe for the tie.
What about the circumstance where a huge call is actually missed?
I know these ref's are perfect, but humor me here.
What happens when players make a fuss for a replay of something that could alter an entire series?
The NBA is now just going to T them up and move on.
I still have not even touched on the effect it will have on player availability. In the playoffs, you can be held out of games due to your number of tech's. Do we really want Wade, or Kobe, or Lebron missing the biggest games of the year because they show too much emotion?
That would be a sad way to win for the opposing team.
I agree that the NBA should crack down on the people who constantly question the ref's authority, but this is not the way.