The NBA's Competition Committee is recommending an expansion of instant replay to include late-game reviews of block/charge plays, the first time the league is considering reviewing judgment calls by a referee.
NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson announced the decision on Wednesday after the committee met during the NBA Finals.
Current rules only allow officials to see if a player's feet are in the restricted area under the basket or out of it in the final two minutes of the game or in overtime. The change would allow officials to get a closer, slow-motion look at a collision between two players to deem if it was a blocking foul on the defense or a charging foul on the offense, one of the most disputed and difficult-to-call plays in the game.
''This is significant,'' Jackson said at an NBA Cares event to celebrate a new learn and play center at Wheatley Middle School. ''It's our first foray into utilizing instant replay for a judgment call. It at lea...