We all know the NBA is the best basketball in the world, and its sport that has been growing and is clearly loved all around the world. While many of the main aspects of the sport is loved, there has been an outcry due to the sport becoming “soft” and the games dragging on too long. The reason the games drag on is due to replays, reviews, and and foul calls. We saw this at the end of the NBA Finals, the moment was nearly completely ruined due to review and replay:
So what did the NBA do to fix this? NOTHING. They actually are adding more replay. Taking a play out of the NFLs handbook, they will now accept coaches challenges at the end of games for a various type of plays.
Sources: The NBA Board of Governors have passed the implementation of in-game challenge flags for head coaches for the 2019-20 season.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 9, 2019
Among the allowable coaching challenges starting next season: a personal foul charged to coach’s team, a called out-of-bounds violation, and goaltending and basket-interference violations. https://t.co/4vKGlAvCUi
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 10, 2019
when angry Draymond snatches the flag from Kerr and throws it for him >>> https://t.co/NKSJa2tK2h
— maurice (@tallmaurice) July 10, 2019
Yeah I need the games to last longer. That’s what I’ve been wanting!!!!! https://t.co/gVACVzDH0Q
— Sami Jarjour (@JarjourSami) July 10, 2019
We don’t have all the details of many challenges they get, or if certain scores will exclude it from being available. What we do know is… There is no reason to make this a flag system and I truly hope they do not.
The last thing we need is for NBA games to last MORE THAN 5 hours a night… Let’s go back to normal basketball and less reviews, I think we will be better off.