Does anybody hate the charge call as much as I do? What happened to making a play on the ball??
I completely agree with Chris Mullin when he says they should ban the charge call...maybe only call it for lowering a shoulder...
This stuff when players slide in or just stand there and make no attempt to block a shot or get a strip is just horrible...
What makes it worse is the fact that dumb fans absolutely love it, I mean the crowd goes wild when a guy standing there like a statue falls down and the call goes the other way....they follow by saluting the guy for a so called great "hustle play"...
What a joke...
I actually agree with you. I think anytime that it isn't completely obvious that it's a charge it should be a blocking foul.
Yeah, or a no call at worst...its stupid to punish a player for driving and a guy undercuts him..
IMO a charge should not be added to your personal fouls but should be just a change of possession. I hate it when players get taken out of the game because of it counting as a personal. I don't think any offensive fouls should be personal fouls just change of possession.
Haha.. negs?? So all of you love when a player goes up for a floater comes down on a guy thats just standing there cupping his balls and gets called for a foul...lol
I agree and don't like the block/charge call at all. It is weird how everyone goes crazy over a charge haha. The worst is when there is a made basket and a charge call where it counts as a bucket and as a foul. There shouldn't be any situation where you should be given points and penalized at the same time. They definitely need to get rid of the made basket/charge at the same time rule. I don't know if they can get rid of the charge rule altogether though. Maybe if they could somehow say only allow charges on fastbreaks, but then you have to decipher whether a play is considered a fastbreak or not so that could cause even more disagreements between fans.
Whatever happens, I think it needs to be fixed. It slows the pace of the game, players flop, and there's always disagreements over the call. I wouldn't be opposed to abolishing the rule because if you have a chance to take a charge, you still should also have a chance to contest and play defense. I know Jay Bilas was saying they should get rid of it, and you always hear Jeff van Gundy disagreeing with whatever the ref called every single time. So I wouldn't be upset to see it go.
taking a charge is a skill of the game. i respect it. ever take a charge? not easy to land softly. not every charge should be called but the derek fishers out there make a living doing it. i like the charge rules for the most part.
If it was removed I wonder how many less games a year Duke would win
The call is actually valid in my opinion, and there is no reason for it not to exist.
If your so out of control with the ball and you run straight into a guy that has position, you deserve a foul, simple as that.
The good players find ways to avoid these charges by staying in control, and having good court sense/vision. Most of the top players in the league are able to stay in control and make plays instead of charging into the defender.
And a great/smart defender will take advantage of the players without the skill by getting good defensive position and forcing the offensive player to make a smart play.
Its definitely a tough call to make, but imo the refs usually do a good job of getting it right the majority of the time.
Dude from personal experiences, taking a charge f*cking hurts, it takes alot of balls to stand in front of a guy and just wait for him to steamroll you. Even kobe won't take charges.
the game now a days is already in favor for the offence, taking away the charge even easier.
i love it when a defender can catch a big man out of control after a pass. charges help momentum for the defending team.. its one of those hustle, gritty things that a team does to win a game.
i think refs do a decent job making the calls on this subject however i HATE.... the late whistle if the offender doesn't make the basket! urrrrgh
How many points would Shaq have without having to worry about a charge call?
Athletic players would have huge advantages.
Imagine on the break.... say James Harden would kill