Union Director Billy Hunter wants David Stern to ease up on NBA. The technical foul have nearly doubled compared to the same point last season. But some how, David Stern thinks that there has to be a crackdown on all the complaining that goes on.
In the first 51 games of the new season, 122 technical fouls have been committed according to Elias Sports Bureau.
Billy Hunter says that it is okay to try and curb a certain type of conduct on court. However, now even if a player throws his hands up, the referees are calling it a technical foul. This new edict of zero tolerance is making David Stern extremely unpopular in the NBA. Billy Hunter says that if David Stern does not ask the referees to back off then the union might even resort to legal action against the league.
Stern has already ordered many decrees where he wants players to dress better, act nicer and show that they really care for their fans who spend their hard earned money to come to their games.
Already Denver and Sacramento have lost their leading scorers when Carmelo Anthony and Mike Bibby were ejected in the season’s opening game. Rasheed Wallace was also ejected while players such as Dwayne Wade, Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant have been slapped with technicals. So, the superstars of NBA have not been spared.
Players are $1,000 for each of their first five technicals. After that, the amount increases by $500 for each five. From the 16th technical, the fine is increased to $2,500 per technical. Here a one game suspension is given and thereafter suspension for every other technical.
Coaches are okay with the zero tolerance policy as long as the officials are consistent. However, complaining is part of basketball tradition and players are now worried about getting a technical for a natural reflex.
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