Stephen Curry Wants NBA Coaches to Throw NFL-Style Challenge Flags

by August 20, 2014

Bad calls are the bane of every NBA fan, player and coach’s existence. And Golden State Warriors All-Star guard Stephen Curry thinks he has found the perfect (if wholly fantastical, and dangerous-sounding) solution.

Curry suggests that coaches should be allowed to challenge the referees’ ruling by throwing a red flag. Per the WaPo:

“Obviously refs are human and they miss calls,” Curry said at a roundtable discussion called “NBA 2K15 Unsensored” on Tuesday. “To be able to make sure they got the right one — maybe give the coach a little flag like they do in football and he gets two or three challenges a game to make sure they get the right call, especially in pivotal situations.”


“I wouldn’t like to see anything changed because I like how the game is played,” Kevin Durant said. “I think it’s perfect how it is … If you give coach the right to challenge calls … it would take some purity out of the game, I think.”


“I think maybe two or three challenges a game, depending on if you get the first two correct, then you get the third,” James Harden suggested. “That would probably change the game … especially late in the game.”