What's up, people? This is Pat here, e with your barker.
And by now I hope you've read my 20 bold ways to improve the N b A article.
And, um, this video go is gonna dive deeper into two of those proposed changes.
The number one change that I would like to see the end make would be to abolish the charge call.
I think of all the misery that the charge called brings to your viewing experience as an MBA.
Consumer number one.
The block charge call is the most frequently miss call in all of basketball.
Number two block charge causes the most injuries in the game. Basketball.
Just think about what the charge is encouraging.
You have an offense, a player driving to the basket, full speed getting ready to jump.
And you're encouraging a defender to slide in at the last second before that player jumps and draw a charge.
This causes tons of in air mid air collisions, causes players to land awkwardly on risk their ankles.
I bet if the n b a get sort of the charge call, you also see a ton of injuries stop occurring throughout the game.
Number three charges encourage flopping and ref deception.
Look no further than guys like Lance Stephenson or you're going back a couple of years.
Shane Battier made a career out of drawing charge calls.
It rewards less athletic and less skilled basketball players and the charge call rooms highlight plays an awesome dunks.
So there's really no point having a short call.
You might think, Hey, Pat, will scores are gonna be in like 100 seventy's If we get rid of the charge, call rain.
Referees can still call player control fouls.
In fact, I think they pay more attention to some of the things like when James Harden or Kwai Leonard or LeBron James drops to the basket and they just give their defender forearm shiver into the chest.
That should be a player control foul.
Offensive players shouldn't be allowed to do that.
Likewise, they should be allowed to Dr Shoulder and just ram into defenders.
That's a player control fall foul.
It is not a charge, and referees don't need to label it a charge.
And if they aren't looking for charges, they're probably going to see these player control fouls and call them more frequently the other change I'd like to see the envy make would be to make the first round a best of five series again.
One of my memories from watching NBA highlights on a VHS growing up was this.
1994 n ba Highlights video where it shows the Ken Bateman tumble laying in the paint after defeating the number one seed Seattle SuperSonics.
Uh, Matombo was on the Denver Nuggets.
There were eight seed.
He's in the pain. He's crying.
Is God's hands massive hands over his face.
He's just pure elation After upsetting Sonics, I've loved to see that again.
And if you have a best of five series, there's a little more random lis randomness.
A little more variants, UM, best of seven series that the better teams almost always going to win.
But with best of five, um, more randomness and you're just gonna have more excitement because each game has more stakes.
So before I go, I'll leave you with this scenario.
Picture Damian Lillard dragging the Blazers into the playoffs as the eight seed this year, and they go to Staples Center, the playing the Lakers in the first round playoffs, and he goes off for one of his 50 point specials, upsets the Lakers.
All of a sudden, it's 10 you're heading into Game two.
Just think about the viewership in the steaks that are on the line for the Lakers for that game, too, if they somehow go down 02 and then have to go on a road as a one seed and win three straight games to in Portland than one in L.
That would just make for a fascinating story line.
And I think it would help the MBA with viewership in the first round.
So those air to uphold changes I'd like to see the n b a make this is pat here e with your barker signing off.