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    While this may help to avoid some controversies and injustices, it may bring an end to climactic game finishes. I mean, the article says we are going to see replays after every last second shot. (On a side note, this is regardless of whether it can determine a game's outcome). And in the NFL, in particular, the replays still take a good deal longer than the alloted time to complete, because the clock doesn't start until the referee begins looking at the replays. And at the end of basketball games, you've got a lot of chaos with players flying off the benches celebrating and reporters everywhere (especially during the playoffs and finals, with all of the international reporters). This could slow things down further, unless everyone behaves themselves knowing that the replay is coming. It seems like the endings of close games could really drag on.

    <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A34714-2002Jun11.html" target="_blank">NBA Will Look Twice at Late Shots:
    Instant Replay Set for Next Season</a>

    By Steve Wyche
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Wednesday, June 12, 2002; Page D01

    NEW YORK, June 11 -- Instant replay is coming to the NBA.

    Russ Granik, the league's deputy commissioner, said today that instant replay will be used to determine the validity of shots taken as time expires at the end of quarters beginning next season. The decision to implement instant replay came after representatives from all 29 teams at a meeting last week showed "overwhelming" support to give instant replay a try.

    The league's board of governors has to vote to enact instant replay at a meeting this summer, but Granik said that is merely a formality. The NHL and NFL already use instant replay.

    The decision to use instant replay will be automatic on shots at the buzzer. The three game officials would watch a sideline monitor to determine whether the on-court call was correct. Officials will use whatever video feed is available and there will be a time limit to view the replay, although the limit has not been set. Also, additional clocks may be installed so they are in view regardless of the camera angle.

    "We had just an unusual number of last-second -- last tenth-of-a-second even -- shots toward the end of the regular season and through the first three rounds of the playoffs," Granik said. "We came to accept, and I think all the basketball people and all our teams that represent them, that when you get down to calls within a couple tenths of a second, it's not something that you can really expect human beings to be able to do."

    Granik said that if replay shows a shooter was inside or beyond the three-point arc or if his foot was out of bounds, the result of the play could be changed as well.

    "I think we finally came to the conclusion that you're not asking the referee to make that call good or bad. We were just asking him to guess and hope he guesses right," Granik said. "So if instant replay can help end that, then we ought to be using it."

    In Charlotte's first-round series against Orlando, Hornets guard Baron Davis made a three-point shot at the end of regulation of Game 3 that was disallowed, despite replays showing that Davis released the ball before the game clock expired. The Hornets went on to win in overtime, 110-100, and eventually win the series 3-1.

    "It clearly counted," Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant said. "Fortunately, they went into overtime and won the game, but to go into overtime and lose that game, that changes the whole series. So I think it [replay] is a good idea."

    In Game 5 of New Jersey's first-round series with Indiana, the Pacers' Reggie Miller sank a 35-foot three-pointer to force overtime that replays later showed was released after the game clock expired. The Nets went on to win the game, 120-109, in double overtime.

    "The referees already have a hard enough job for them to make calculations if the shot counts or not," Nets guard Jason Kidd said. "I think the instant replay should come into play for only the last couple of shots, not for any fouls or anything else."

    © 2002 The Washington Post Company

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    the hulkamaniac brother got a question: who the heck even cares about the nba? they almost went without a season a little while ago and i do not think anyone cared! most people say football or baseball should be dead. the hulkamaniac borther says what about basketball and basketball superstars that teach young children to choke there coach and teach youngsters that practice is something that you do not have to do.

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    The problem with NFL instant replay is that it kills the flow of the game. With the way they want to use it in the NBA it's not a problem, since the period will already be over. This can only be a positive.
    "There's a Japanese term called wabi-sabi, not wasabi, but wabi-sabi. It means an appreciation for the imperfect, the less than precision. The cowboy boots that you never polish because it's bad luck. That is completely wabi-sabi. Van Halen is that." - DLR 2002<br /><br />"Look! I can see their parachutes! They're ok..." - Tenshinhan, DragonBall Z

 

 

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