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Memo to the NBA: Grown Men SHOULD Play Rough

Published by on May 9, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

It's happened. I was hoping it wouldn't, but deep down I knew it would. Sports reflect society. Since America has become a society of "feelings-on-the-sleeve" wussies, American sports have followed suit.

Given that the NBA isn't a collision sport like the NFL, I was hoping that it would take another decade or so for the NBA to go "weenie" as the NFL has. But alas, it's occurred.

Players can no longer even frown at each other without risking a technical foul. A good clean, "slobber-knocking", going-for-the-ball hard foul in the paint will now likely garner at least a Flagrant 1 and maybe a Flagrant 2...unless the thumper is a Boston Celtic, i.e., Rajon Rondo.

Players now get "T-d up" for so-called taunt...

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