Draymond Green of the Warriors had a strong reaction to the NBA’s rule changes.
Draymond Green has some strong feelings about the NBA’s recent rule changes, and he’s not hesitant to express them.
At a press conference over the weekend, the Golden State Warriors’ outspoken forward expressed his thoughts on officials no longer calling fouls when offensive players make “overt, sudden, or odd non-basketball moves.” He also mentioned the influence he believes the change has had on the game’s overall quality.
The Athletic’s Anthony Slater shared a video of Green’s comments on Twitter on Sunday, October 31.
“Can I also express how nice it has been to watch the game of basketball without all those crap fouls?” Draymond Green says. pic.twitter.com/n9KxZrP2L1
October 31, 2021 — Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater)
“Can I also express how enjoyable it has been to watch a basketball game without all the nonsense fouls?” Green remarked.
Green claims that he has stopped watching the NBA due of bogus calls.
Green’s remark didn’t end there.
“This year, basketball has been a lot of fun for me. “I had to take a break from watching the NBA because there was simply too much flailing and flopping and guys cheating the game to score free throws,” Green added. “So I thought that was fantastic, and I’d be sorry if I didn’t acknowledge it.”
Green also stated that NBA referees may be under-calling games presently, but that this is most likely due to a change in the number of non-fouls they were required to call due to offensive players hurling themselves into defenders. Green believes the officials are on their way to establishing a “happy medium.”
He went on to say, “The game is flowing better, and I think you’re seeing much better basketball.” “You aren’t going to see (games end) 147-139.”
Some NBA players disagree with Green on rule changes.
Green, a former NBA Defensive Player of the Year who is sometimes characterized as a defensive genius, is a vocal supporter of referees pocketing the whistle on as many contact plays as possible. However, not every star in the league agrees with him, particularly offensive juggernauts who make their money at the free-throw line.
Trae Lance of the Atlanta Hawks is one such player, who spoke out about the rule changes after the team’s loss to the Washington Wizards… Nokia News – Quick Recap