Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Poll: Continuous Basketball or Loads of Free Throw's?

NBA basketball is amazing, but sometimes it's remarkably SLOW. Tons of fouls, halfcourt offense reminiscent of the TBA (Turtle Basketball Association) and walks to the strike eliminate game flow. Great games are mostly continuous, with few stops and more action. The Suns win over the Nets in OT on Monday is a prime example. 29 free throws made for a shorter, action packed game.

A game with few stops also means a better burn for guys out there. Sure, these guys are pros, but a continuous flow would truly test their stamina. I'm not bashing the defensive battles that are prominent in the playoffs. I want the NBA to reassess the average amount of play stoppages. They should find a direct correlation between amount of free throws and overall entertainment value of the game. A game should be allowed to create it's flow as organically as possible. Stoppages (specifically free throws) stop the photosynthesis!

I want you to chime in on this. Should NBA action be more continuous? Vote in the poll and comment!