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This is considered an "MVP move" and the announcers are slobbing Harden's knob like he's Michael Jordan.
Except for the fact that he clearly double dribbled, and therefore turned the ball over. Too bad the officials in the NBA don't know the rules, or care to enforce them.
This will be on highlight reels someday, pathetic.
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Not calling that doesn't bother me and its not that great of a play anyways. NBA refs put college refs to shame.
Ya, I actually like that no call there. However as Matt said I was less then blown away by the play.
I don't get it... How is the no call ok when he grabbed the ball with two hands and put it back down again?
It seems like the rules go out the window when something spectacular happens in the NBA. I've seen Chris Paul cross people over a lot worse than that. It's no different than a player dunking on a guy and it's clearly a charge or an offensive foul of some type, but they are all about the highlight reel.
Let's not act like they call double dribbles regularly in college. They called one against USF on Sat. and called palming on Kevin Ware. They could call it a hundred times a game and they don't.
This post was edited by MATT3030 18 months ago
I'm sorry but I LOVE Pro sports just like I LOVE college sports!! I just love to see men at the height of our physical maturity go at it!!!!
(i.e. The Best of the Best!!)
Can some of the rules be changed,....YES. But I still love it as well. I cannot chose I love Basketball across the board.
I had to watch it a third time to see what you were even talking about. "Grabbing the ball with two hands" is a pretty misleading way of describing what actually happened, which was possibly a feathery graze of the ball with the fingertips of both hands at once. I don't even think that's illegal, but if it was it would be nearly impossible to call.
I think the real problem here is that fans in college basketball towns have an innate hatred of the NBA and look for any little thing to criticize. Enjoy it for what it is: the absolute best playing at the highest level.
The problem with the NBA is it is "The Best of the Best!!" not really giving a crap until the playoffs start.
I respectfully disagree^^^^^
I watch A LOT of NBA and it isn't hustle; it's that EVERYBODY is GOOD/GREAT!!! It's hard to defend when they ALL shoot well. It's more about rotations and spacing!!
With that being said EVERYBODY AMPS it up for the PLAYOFFS across EVERY SPORT!? So yeah they play "harder" during the playoffs but so does EVERY SPORT. regular season nfl is NOT LIKE PLAYOFF NFL.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Hrflossy 18 months ago
People that talk crap about the NBA think watching college is better because they think they're seeing kids that like to "hustle" and "play with passion," when what they're really seeing 90% of the time are lanky goofballs flailing around, throwing s#itty passes and trying like hell just to run an offensive set correctly.
NBA players are so good, and so proficient at their craft (generally), that they make it look easy at times, when it's anything but.
Even those who arrange and design shrubberies are under considerable economic stress in this period in history.
The problem with the NBA is the egos, period.
Amen. What people also like to ignore is that NBA players, at an absolute bare minimum, play twice as many games as college players, and each game is 20% longer. If your team makes the playoffs, you might be playing over 100 games over an 8-month stretch. It's laughable and downright absurd to pretend that doesn't factor into how NBA players look on the court.
My other pet peeve is people thinking that somehow everyone in the NBA can be defended like college players. A great offensive player in the NBA will beat a great defensive player the majority of the time because they will be athletically matched, but the defender is reacting. This is a disadvantage so huge that to ignore it is foolish.
I love when college basketball fans talk about how much they hate the NBA. Do they realize that the vast majority of NBA players played college basketball?
And there really is no debate that the NBA is basketball at the highest level, how it should be played.
Whether they "give a crap" or not, the NBA season is just too long. They could cancel every game played on Wednesday and nobody would notice. Baseball is the same way. Just too many games to keep up with.
The NBA should have fewer games with bigger arenas - maybe 60 or so games and arenas more like YUM. They'd probably make the same money from the total gate. But that ship has sailed. It is what it is.
This post was edited by JunkYardCard 18 months ago
Women's basketball is definitely how the game should be played!!!!
No reason to hate on the NBA, it's ridiculous how good those guys are and I agree there definitely isn't the same passion as amateur sports but I by no means think somehow it's a terrible way of playing basketball.
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