2. Accidental physical contact by a player while defending will not be considered a foul.
This rule was previously established by the league to avoid injuries, and it is now lifted. The purpose is also obvious. It is to continue to strengthen the league’s physical confrontation.
The Spurs had to laugh when they heard this rule change.
3. Increase defense for three seconds.
Compared to the previous two, this rule is one of the ways to let everyone fry the pot.
Especially for the center of the league.
Like O’Neal, pushing him out of the three-second zone will weaken the Lakers’ defense at the basket a lot.
However, it is Mutombo’s stubborn center that is most affected.
It can be foreseen that with this rule, the 76ers and the Lakers, the two finals teams of last season, will have their record in the new season affected.
Of course, even this one is far less impactful than the fourth day.
Fourth, cancel illegal 南京龙凤网 defense.
Illegal defense, that is, illegal. defense that is often heard in NBA broadcasts, refers to the defensive team’s intentional or unintentional use of regional defense tactics, which is regarded as illegal defense.
In other words, before this, zone defense was not allowed by the NBA league, but now it has been cancelled directly!
NBA, the defense is allowed!
If the third day is to limit the center’s defense, then this one is to limit the center’s offense!
On the third day O’Neill could bear it, but on the fourth day, he could not bear it.
O’Neill, who was still recovering from toe surgery, directly called the reporter to his home to protest the league’s rules.
“All men who play in the NBA are men. A mature man doesn’t need the league at all. If you can’t play man-to-man, you shouldn’t be here!”
O’Neal’s complaint 南京419论坛 is not unreasonable, because the league has introduced four rules. The three have an impact on him.
The Lakers will double the difficulty of completing the dynasty next season.
But this is officially what Stern wanted to see.