About me: The world is too big, corrupt, and full of surprises. I enjoy observing it and want to DeToxiCate it with my thoughts.
I don’t read or follow up on the articles of the NBA too often because I just like playing and watching basketball.
But everyone will agree it’s been pussified compared to the old days. And I never even watched those games other than on youtube. I watched basketball starting from 2007 and even with those few views I’ve seen of the old 80’s 90’s ball, I think it’s awesome compared to now.
Now, the NBA has done all this crap about leveling the technical to an extreme extent that you have to literally block your emotions on the playing field. But most people can’t do that and even the ones who can eventually have them come out. Now, it’s totally understandable that incidents like Ron Artest and the Pistons at the palace caused the NBA to have to be forced to do this kind of work. But whoever set the rules up, they obviously didn’t think about the consequences and I have my own suggestions.
The consequences of the strict rules confine the game, make players and fans even more pissed off than before when they could actually express their emotions, and they also give refs so much pressure because they’re the ones giving out the technicals (yeah, we have to keep in mind even the refs get just as emotional as the players).
So obviously, the rules don’t work. How do you fix this? Simple: add rules that NBA refs need to evaluate players on what they think about them and maybe have players write about the refs themselves. Maybe they already have that. It feels like they don’t. You need a connection between the refs and the players, otherwise you get backlash on both sides.
By doing that, I think we can get rid of these pussified technical guidelines that the NBA has set forth to today.