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Dear NBA: Let the Players Decide the Games

Published by on May 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Dwight Howard played despite foul trouble for much Thursday night's game and ended up fouling out with more than two minutes to go. His final infraction was committed on a beautiful driving layup by LeBron James.

Was there contact on the play? Sure. Enough to draw a foul? By today's standards.

But should it have been called? Not if the league wants to keep its fans. This foul at a key moment during a key game is really what's wrong with this league.

Officials are told to call the touch fouls, they are told to call technicals to make sure that the players don't get out of hand, and they are told to protect the superstars, though the league would never admit as much.

Hard fouls are now flagran...

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