Monday, October 22nd, 2012 at 9:50 am  |  27 responses

NBA Referees to Impose ‘Reggie Miller Rule’ for Shooters

Players who kick out their legs on jumpers are in trouble. The so-called “Reggie Miller rule” will punish those who try to draw fouls on the release of their shots. Per the Boston Globe, which details other forthcoming changes: “League officials will use replays for three additional calls this season. Officials will review plays in which defensive players may have taken charges but were in the restricted area under the basket. If by review an official finds the player was in the restricted zone, he can change the call to a blocking foul. They will also call for reviews of goaltending in the final two minutes of games, and all flagrant fouls will be reviewed to assess their classification. Flagrant fouls called during games can never be downgraded to personal fouls but can be downgraded from a Flagrant 2 to a Flagrant 1, for example. Also, officials will emphasize the ‘Reggie Miller rule’ for a shooter who kicks his legs out during jump-shot attempts to create contact and draw fouls. Officials plan to call offensive fouls on shooters who blatantly kick out their legs to initiate contact.”

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  • shutup

    Like the fact they are trying to get back to the competitive aspects of the game and away from grey areas in the rules that many players have made a living in (ie flopping, and kicking their legs out)

  • niio

    Good I always hated that Reggie use to get those calls

  • Max

    Somewhere, Jamal Crawford, the 4 point play king’s hart broke..

  • Caboose

    If Bobby Jackson was still in the league, he’d be screwed.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    They tightening the belt on any Tomfoolery this season

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    Poor guy

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    That infamous Jordan push for the game winning shot will be forever G

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Nick Tha Quick

    Soon to be followed by: NBA to impose “Reggie Miller Rule” for TV announcers.

  • Max


  • Micah Rogers

    Can they go ahead and adopt this in college, too? Duke’s points per game would drop by 15.

  • trye

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  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    “The Reggie Miller Rule” was imposed like 5 years ago SLAM. They are just “emphasizing” on it now. This headline is misleading, or whoever wrote it misunderstood.

  • rainman10

    also called the DWade rule

  • R32

    Jamal Crawford is notorious for this. Dude drops every time he shoot a J.

  • http://twitter.com/KellyScaletta Kelly Scaletta

    This is LONG overdue, as the phrasig “REGGIE MILLER” rule would indicate. I”m so tired of seeing defenders get whistled for getting kicked.

  • GQ42

    they should also adopt the NFL’s challenge rule, and penalize refs if they touch or come in the way on live balls.

  • George W……..

    If you’re gonna name this rule after someone, it should be named after World B. Free. He would kick you hard, dead in yo a**.

  • Sam Bowie

    I wonder if they will put a stop to players who shoot with little stiffies in an attempt to distract the defender.

  • Anonymous

    this is b.s. don’t like this. Now the flopping is aight but this is b.s.

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  • Trimble

    It’s okay, he only started to practice shooting this season

  • LAN

    Or just don’t blow the whistle when they do try.

  • Sarcastic Troll

    I would like to see a rule on traveling.

  • KBM

    Stern may just be trying to create the illusion that he cares about cleaning the game up. I think he’s still the same Ol’ Davey.

  • danpowers

    im afraid if nba refs called travels properly that then we would see a decrease of 5-10 points per game, making the game less atractive for hungry-for-highlights type of fans

  • danpowers

    id also rather see defenders kicking the shooters than the other way round: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRHwB12efXE

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003246310246 Jason Carter

    ((dwayne wade))