David Stern is at it again, wanting to change the rules of the NBA. This time it's after the Houston Rockets were able to effectively use the "hack-a-Howard" strategy to foul Dwight Howard away from the ball (not just in the final 2 minutes) and earn a comeback victory after Dwight missed about 50% of his free throws.
From NBC Sports:
David Stern is all about the image and how games look on television — just ask Gregg Popovich and the Spurs
— so you know he doesn’t like to watch hack-a-anyone. The league has
effectively banned the strategy from the last two minutes of the game by
making it two free throws plus the ball out of bounds if you foul off
And Stern told the guys from the Fox Sports New Orleans broadcast
team (when he sat in with them for a bit Wednesday night during the
Hornets/Lakers game) he tried to get it banned completely, but couldn’t.
Thanks to Henry Abbott at TrueHoop for the transcription:
“I would have liked to have seen the rule changed to ma...