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NBA PLAYBACK

Now that the MBL has instituted video playback to verify home runs and such, NBA fans are waiting for technology to help officials make the right choices.

The New York Times put out a great article detailing the benefits of video review:


http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080826&content_id=3370191&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

For the NBA, one instance in particular stands out in my mind where this would help. March 24, 2008. Warriors v. Lakers. The final game in the series. The Warriors, as usual, start slow but have an amazing comeback fueled by some Stephen Jackson 3's late in the game. The game goes into OT. Buike owns Kobe and the boards....well why don't you just watch:

This game just about gave me 20 heart attacks. Afterwards, I felt like I had been blown by Jessica Alba, only to find out it was Rosie Odonnel. I felt cheated, disgusted and full of hate.  Buike was an awesome 6th man in this game. He and Monta kept the game going with their energy.   Here are the stats for that game for fun:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=280324009

So how would this playback work. Would there be challenges like the NFL? Would they carry over quarters? I know this has been discussed before, but now that Baseball and Football both have it, it seemes like a matter of time before the best sport of them all adopts some form of it. Thoughts?

This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!

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