The cynic in a lot of us wonders if David Stern wouldn't be so concerned with intentional fouls if it wasn't for who was being intentionally fouled. And to that point, what team that guy plays for.
But it's Dwight Howard and it's the Lakers, so it can't be right. The integrity of the game is comprised. The fans are cheated. Heat fans don't want to watch Spurs scrubs.
Wait, wasn't that last week?
The latest Stern mini-manifesto surfaced Wednesday night as the Lakers visited New Orleans. Stern told the Pelicans, err, Hornets broadcast team on Fox Sports New Orleans that he tried unsuccessfully to eliminate the "Hack-a-Shaq" tactic throughout games.
Under the current rules, intentionally fouling a player who doesn't have the ball in the last two minutes of a game leads to two free throws and that ball out of bounds. Stern wanted that rule applied for all 48 minutes.
"I would have liked to have seen the rule changed to make the last...