Why Changing the “Hack-a” Rule Isn’t as Easy as it Seems (and Frankly Shouldn’t be Done)

Photo courtesy of poundingtherock.com

Photo courtesy of poundingtherock.com

After a near three hour basketball game between the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers, all types of people were chiming in on the tactic Rockets Head Coach Kevin McHale used early and often throughout the first half. Game 4 between the Rockets and Clippers would have certainly exceeded the three hour mark had it not been for a dominating second half performance by the Clippers, propelling them to a 128-95 victory. Continue reading

NBA Notebook: Hack-a-player, All-Star 2015 and Trade Deadline Moves

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Photo courtesy of butthegameison.com

My NBA Notebook is back just in time for the All-Star Break! I will use this notebook format to quickly touch on various topics from around the Association. Sorry ZML fans, I know it’s been a while. On this notebook page I will touch on four topics: All-Star Weekend, players I am 99 percent sure will be traded before the February 19 deadline and the Hack-A-Player. Continue reading