Friday, October 22nd, 2010 at 10:00 am  |  10 responses

Instant Replay Rules Expanded

Officials will now be able to use instant-replay pretty much at anytime to get calls right. From the AP: “Referees will now be able to use replay at any point during the game to determine if a player should shoot free throws after a foul occurred and whether a clear-path-to-the-basket foul meets the criteria for such a call. In addition, replay can be used throughout the overtime period to determine which player last touched the ball prior to it going out-of-bounds. Also, during the final two minutes of regulation and the entire OT, replay can show if the ball touched the rim to correctly adjust the 24-second shot clock. Finally, the referees can use replay to fix the game clock and shot clock during reviews of an out-of-bounds call.”

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  • sample

    now that is good news!

  • Jumper

    That is good news. until every play is stopped for instant replay. But this is only fair, if your going to crack down on reactions to bad calls at least put in measures to limit bad calls.

    I think this may be a good idea.

  • vtrobot

    it was really good news until the replay shows who it went off of, but also shows a clear foul that can’t be called (see: rondo fouling LO in the finals). that gets into some f*cked up territory.

  • PapaBearATL

    This will slow down, and lenghthen games ridiculously! I hope this last season before the lockout is a good one… Human error is part of sports, hell, it’s a stat in Baseball. Keep the game flowing, deal with it. Until the infallible, tamper-proof Refbots are built.

  • Robb

    I don’t think it’s a good idea to use it at any time. 4th quarter, the last 2 minutes I understand but I agree with papaBear, this is gonna delay the games forever. NFL’s challenge rule is a well thought rule. If you’re right you get the call, if you don’t you pay for it.

  • Heals

    If games are 7-8 minutes longer, but a couple errant calls are corrected then it is all worth it…

  • Heals

    If games are 7-8 minutes longer, but a couple errant calls are corrected then it is all worth it…

  • max

    stupid. this isn’t football, this is a free-flowing game which lives of its pace and human errors are just part of it. the replay rules as they are right now are good enough. instead of thinking of instant replay changes, they should’ve deleted their new memo on technicals…

  • daniel

    effing gayy.. the play will always be stopping and the game wont be able to stay in good flow and the refs will get worse cause they wont be confident to make calls and will just rely on the videoo!!

  • MK

    I’m not a fan of this. As stated by others, the game is free flowing and a part of basketball is human error. What will happen if a team builds momentum and starts to go on a run, but replays interrupt that run? This is another tool to give officials the power to determine games when it should rely on good game play from players executing coaching. Not a fan at all.