NBA basketball rules have evolved through the years to suit the ever-changing landscape of the game. There are currently three different formats in which a game can be played, overtime, and “foul” shots. The “foul” shot is when a player deliberately throws his body into the play in an attempt to call a foul. Although this can result in a player being ejected, it is unlikely that any player would actually do this in any game.
The only rule that really matters from a tactical perspective is that no player may shoot the ball from any part of the court except for the corners. The reasoning behind this is that most foul shots end up near the free throw line, which is difficult to get from the outside. The only way for players to shoot effectively from any other part of the court is to drive to the top of the three-point line or the top of the basket. Corner shots are very difficult to master, so many players will try to make their drives from difficult places on the perimeter.
Shooting fouls are very common, particularly in the younger leagues. When a player gets a foul, he must leave the game and doesn’t have much of a chance to return for another attempt until the ensuing free throw has been made. This can be a huge problem at times because all too often a player will take a charge after a foul is called, which results in him going directly to the free throw line and getting whistled for a foul. Many times the foul is unintentional, but it still hurts the player’s chances to get a free throw attempt in the future.
Some people feel that the rules should be changed to allow two-layoff situations. There would be three fouls with two fouls being allowed. That way a team could play four players on the floor. That would certainly make it a more fun game to watch. However, it is likely that the current setup will stick for the time being.
Other issues with basketball rules in the NBA have to do with the physical condition of players. They are often stronger than the players in other sports. That makes it difficult for them to rebound and block shots. If they were allowed to use two hands to block, the game would be much faster, thus making the game more fun. The current system makes it hard for smaller players to play. That is why most players in the NBA have two hands, even though most of them couldn’t actually use them effectively.
It is obvious that basketball rules in the NBA need to change. However, change isn’t always good. Many fans don’t like change, which makes it even more important to try and do something about it now before it gets out of hand. There are plenty of ways to do that, so why not start right now? By the time spring rolls around, you’ll finally be able to watch your favorite basketball teams without having to worry about any new rules being put in place.