No need for replays on fouls

Basketball is a physical sport and fouls are part of the game at every level.

Watching NBA games I realize that players are stronger and faster than ever and the league wants to protect the players. But instant replays on intent of a foul is just dragging the game along. It’s not needed on every call.

I understand that some fouls need to be treated with concern,

Ron Artest celebrates...
Ron Artest celebrates…

but a lot of them are just good hard plays on the ball. In those cases the officials should just send the player to the line.

A good hard foul
A good hard foul

Aren’t y’all tired of official reviews after fouls? We get it, player safety and they don’t want another…

Malice in the palace
Malice in the palace

By no means am I saying stop calling flagrant fouls, but officials don’t need to take a 3-5 minute timeouts to go over a foul call.

Go with your gut as an official and make the call. The replay monitor should help with plays that the naked eye didn’t catch, not fouls that officials saw. With three officials on the court there is a total of six eyes. Instead of going to the monitor, the officials should huddle and determine what everyone saw and come to a conclusion! What happened to the old days when hard fouls were accepted and players had to hold their own. In today’s game hard fouls don’t exist, a lot of what was allowed is deemed dirty and holds no place in the NBA today.

I can’t count how many games I watched when there’s a commercial break needed to determine the intent of a foul. Players reactions to fouls also garner more attention as officials are quick to give a player a technical foul for disagreeing with a call. I guess running to ones bench in disbelief deserves a technical foul, or dunking over a player and staring him down.

LeBron baptises Terry
LeBron baptises Terry

Hey NBA I would appreciate if fouls weren’t reviewed, let the players compete, let the ticky tack fouls go, please!

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