Originally Posted by saevel25
I can see how that can happen, but I don't like taking away an amazing play when everything went correctly. The shot clock guy was on the mark. The throw was on the mark, the shot was in time. I don't like that sort of penalization.
And I'm fine with all of that. I think they need to look harder at exactly what number should be their "drop dead" number then ... not so much the actual rule. If the NBA has it at 0.2, then perhaps they should follow suit.
Originally Posted by geauxforbroke
I agree. It appears that the shot was made in less than 0.3 seconds, which is the amount of time on the clock. With the replay capabilities that we have, I don't see the need for such a rule in the first place.
But replay doesn't show the clock operators hands. I'm assuming that's the reason for this rule. If he's slow, either by being a "homer" or by being simply being old, then that is still not accounted for in video replays. Here's an idea:
Adjust the court lights, including the red ring around the backboard such that they are always ON when the clock is stopped. This way in a situation like this at the end of the game, not only can we see clearly when the guy let go of the ball in relation to the red lights coming off, but we could also see when the lights go off in relation to his catching the ball. If they had something like that, then I could see this rule being completely unnecessary.
Now I think maybe I'm overthinking this. ;)