Two weeks ago
Unsportsmanlike foul rule late in games
The late-game unsportsmanlike foul on Bogut was correct under the current Fiba rule. Totally fine. But why in the world is it a rule? I get it and support the rule during regular play. But I'd like to hear why people have no problem with the rule specifically pertaining to late-game intentional fouling. Who is to gain from that? It seems tedious af.
While I'm at it, the 'no timeout on the floor' rule kills so many end-of-game scenarios where players deliberately miss free throws. Kills many a potential Sportscenter moment.
Fiba has dropped the ball on a couple of rulings for mine