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In an interview with The Athletic's Richard Deitsch, the ESPN broadcaster Jeff Van Gundy proposed some drastic alterations to speed up NBA games...
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"I don’t think you want to take away free throws in the last four minutes of a game, but let’s speed it up," Van Gundy said. "The only person that likes free throws is a play-by-play announcer because they can wax poetically about some story. It’s the extra point of the NBA. It serves no rational, reasonable purpose."
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TheWalrus13 months
Do people really not realize he’s a sarcastic troll at this point? He’s great at it.
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KennabraTiger13 months
That’s why he’s on TV and no longer coaching
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ghost2most13 months
I would keep FTs but reduce the time to take one from 10 seconds to 5 and put it on the shot clock.
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kciDAtaE13 months
Not any more radical than starting a runner on 2nd base in extra innings or not allowing WRs and QBs to get touched by defenders
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jp4lsu13 months
Dumb idea. Although that would prevent hack a Shaq on bad FT shooters. FT are a huge part of the game and potential point total.
I do agree with him on speed that crap up.
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SECdragonmaster13 months
Great ideas Jeff. Let’s also get rid of the three point line and just award 3 points for all shots that are “all net”.
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