Saturday, October 16th, 2010 at 8:00 am  |  9 responses

Polladaday: New Tech Guidelines?

The recently tightened technical foul policy has already had a big impact on some preseason games. Should this be the case? Did the NBA overreact?

What do you think of the new technical foul guidelines?

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  • Groves

    the NBA is becoming like the nfl… the no fun, no feeling, No Freedom League (NFL)

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    The calls are a little strict this preseason, so maybe scale it back a bit come season start. I like the enforcement, though. All the whining and moaning really takes away from the game, so the less of that the better.

  • http://slamonline.com ersta

    the idea here is that David Stern is expecting this year to produce perhaps all-time record breaking viewer ratings, and he doesn’t want new/casual viewers turned off by the site of angry, agressive, resistive to authority black males….just being honest here- thats just the society we live in…if hockey players wild out and start scrapping they are just being ‘tough’ and ‘scrappy’ if some black athletes do it they are being ‘thugs’…just one of the myriad of double-standards of this society…Stern knows it all too well, its the same reason he enacted the dress code- he’s not letting these realities get in the way of his gwap!

  • The Philosopher

    I hope they ease up as the season goes along.

  • Terrence

    the calls are a little too strict…if basketball players truly love the game of basketball, they’re going to show at least some emotion when they disagree with a call. think about it, all the great games in the past, the ’70s and ’80s & even the ’90s wouldn’t matter as much if the players’ emotion was taken out of the game. cheap shots, hard fouls, clotheslines…they all added to the authenticity of basketball & show that at the end of the day, we’re all just human beings and we have emotions.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Boston_Blogger Boston_Blogg3r

    What’s more important, gaining new casual fans or losing long-time passionate fans? Remember after the lockout? How many long-time fans lost interest for a few years? The NBA was HURT. If fans tune in to watch their favorite teams and players made a mockery of by the officials refereeing the game, then it will show that the NBA doesn’t respect their own game and the REAL fans will start to waver. I know I will.

  • Blackphantom

    @ersta wow, that sounds like something Sir Charles would say. But it’s still 100% true

  • Blackphantom

    Dang it, this is he NBA, not a military boot-camp, they’re all people, let them show their emotion

  • Blackphantom

    *the NBA