Though there are no major rule changes this season NBA referees have been ordered to make more foul calls that will allow for an increased offensive freedom for its players. This new move is an attempt to curb the NBA’s continuous scoring downturn.
Any contact from the midcourt to the free-throw line extended and areas along the baseline toward the basket will be called a foul. This includes forearms.
The NBA owners approved the proposed move of the Seattle SuperSonics to Oklahoma City, 28-2, with Dallas and Portland dissenting. And David Stern had some cold-ass words for those trying to keep the Sonics in Seattle.