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Friday, September 07, 2007

NBA refs can use instant replay to review fights, some flagrant fouls

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- NBA referees will be able to use instant replay to review altercations and some flagrant fouls starting this season.

The NBA Board of Governors voted last week to approve the changes recommended by the league's Competition Committee.

Officials will be allowed to use replay on the more severe type of flagrant foul, known as the penalty 2. Because a flagrant-2 results in an ejection, the committee ruled that reviewing such infractions was appropriate.

Referees also will be able to use replay after an altercation to ensure that no punches or other unsportsmanlike actions are missed in determining penalties.


  • At 3:40 PM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    Am I missing something here? Am I wrong in viewing this as one of those meaningless acts that the NBA does so they seem to be changing the game for the better?

    I'm sorry, while on rare occasion, I guess this change could help, I can't just see it having any kind of impact.

    I guess the main reason I feel this way is because there is no true definition to a flagrant foul. So, depending on the officiating crew, the results will still vary.

    Plus, the NBA already reviews all flagrant fouls after the fact; and it's not exactly often that you hear of any of the rulings being reversed.

    But hopefully, in one of the hundreds of games next season, 1 less player will be ejected because of this rule change.

  • At 3:41 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    I think you hit it on the head, OVERWADED. This isn't really an earth-shattering change, but it might make a difference in a couple of instances where a player might have been otherwise ejected, or on the flip side, catch a player whose unsportsmanlike actions might have been missed by the refs.

  • At 10:37 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    I don't see any harm in it if the additional cost is limited. After all, every thing should be looked upon based on the cost efficiency values


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