Can someone give me the official definition of an intentional foul? My reason for asking is my pet peeve is at the end of games when teams who are behind start fouling the other team to try to get back into the game.
These fouls to me clearly are on purpose and therefore would be deemed intentional. They seem to ruin the flow of the game and just make the game bad to watch. So my question is why aren't these intentional fouls?
i see exactly what you are saying. the hack a howard or reggie evans or whomever strategy isn't good basketball. that should be cleaned up. intent is intent and if you are intentionally fouling a player it should be considered an intentional foul. i like the flagrant rules as they are, but intentional fouls should be regulated better.
My pet peeve is players that are payed millions of dollars being terrible freethrow shooter. It isnt pretty basketball but as a defense you want a player to take shots from where he struggles.. pretty pathetic that its a shot where nobody is defending you.
while i agree with you there, it is called a free throw for a reason and to be in the league you should be able to shoot a free throw, but, it's pathetic for the fans to have to watch that. would you want to pay tickets to go to some game where the only thing going on is watching dwight howard shoot free throws? the nba is basketball, but especially on the level the nba is on, it is the entertainment business. watching a piss poor free throw shooter shoot free throws all day is not fun for the players playing nor entertaining for the fans. i understand why it is done, but the picture as an entirety it isn't good.
Well players fouling do go for the ball, just in a very aggressive manner thus if they don't get the ball they'll get the foul called to stop the clock.
How is that your peeve? Teams can just dribble out the clock if they aren't fouled.
it's not always like that. teams can't always just dribble the clock out and fouls are not always committed going for the ball. my examples are directed usually towards the end of the game when a player fouls say reggie evans away from the ball and evans shoots free throws at the end of the game. that happened a lot in the playoffs last year when reggie evans played on the clippers. meanwhile, chris paul is trying to heave a half court shot, hoping he can get his shot off before reggie evans is on the foul line. it happens to deandre jordan and blake griffin now still and same with dwight howard at the end of some games. kobe will throw up a half court heaver sometimes to try to get that shot off before dwight gets to the line. from that perspective, i completely understand where delfam is coming from and stand my position that-that part of the game needs to be regulated and cleaned up more. nobody wants to see a guy like dwight howard shoot thirty nine free throws in one game.