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Some interesting ideas from +Henry Abbott about how to speed up the last few minutes of close games. I didn't know FIBA already had rules in place specifically designed for this purpose. Henry's right. The NBA needs to seriously consider implementing FIBA's rules. 15 minutes of real time to play 2 minutes of basketball is ridiculous.
Here's a HoopIdea: Crunch-time basketball is fantastically exciting -- the peak entertainment of the sport. But the ball is dead a lot. Play stops for: Timeouts, of which there are too many, and which are too long. The referee's whistles, many of which, in crunch time, are for fouls committed intentionally. Video reviews, which should take less time. Free throws, which are boring and slow. Substitutions, of which there are many. The NBA would ...
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