NBA Sets Strange New 90 Second Pre-Game Rule For Players
The NBA has implemented a strange new rule, they have decided to start penalizing players who take longer than 90 seconds to get to their marks around center court.
ESPN’s Brian Windhorst:
“The guideline will eliminate or severely cut down on the routines that players from most teams go through before games, which often include a series of handshakes with their own teammates before greeting opponents. It also could legislate out individual rituals like LeBron James’ famous chalk toss, which he abandoned last season during the playoffs.”
“I won’t change it, I’ll be able to work it in, We’ll figure it out.”
“I personally don’t like it, Every player in this league has routines they do with their teammates, rituals they do before the game and before they walk on the floor. The fans like it. The fans enjoy it. You see the fans mimicking the guys who do their stuff before the game. To cut that down really don’t make no sense. Why would you do it? I really don’t agree with it, but I don’t make the rules.”