I read a disturbing article in the SF Chron this morning. They say
that the NBA has decided to change the rules on low post defense, and
allow much less contact. There are detailed explanations of how many
hands may touch what parts of the body and with what extension. The
result, they say, is already evident in the preseason -- many more
fouls called, and the heavyweights either have their way or
consistently go to the line.
The Chron is especially worried about the Warriors, who used a lot of
pushing and shoving to upset David Robinson and the Spurs in the 1991
playoffs. With the new rules, this would be impossible. As a matter
of fact, they claim, Victor Alexander has been amassing an
unprecedented number of fouls in the preseason.
Well, that's what the Chron says. Comments?