Is it necessary to change some rules to prevent the ‘hack-a-player’ strategy that is becoming more often nowadays? Yes? Well, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver kinda favors this change.
“At the end of the day,” Silver said, “we are an entertainment property, and it’s clear when you’re in the arena that fans are looking at me shrugging their shoulders with that look saying, ‘Aren’t you going to do something about this?’”
Hmm… We believe the only good this’d do is ‘speed up the game’.
So, it’s really a matter of choosing between speeding up, or making basketball advocates understand the value of free-throw shooting — after all, it’s a crucial skill. A game changer.
As for speeding up the game, hey, take in less advertisements! Hah! More than fouling, commercials are what fans actually do not like since it holds off their excitement on the game. But then, we know that ads is what sustains the league. So?
In the end, it’s not about revising the ‘hacking’ rules or speeding up the game on a per game basis — for fans, it’s about lessening the number of regular season games so we won’t see bad teams playing good teams. That’s not entertainment, Adam Silver. The PlayOffs is.