We wrote about David Stern's new rule limiting teams to 90 seconds between intros and the tip off. Failure to be on the court in those 90 seconds results in a delay of game. Kevin Durant weighed in on the rule from a player's point of view. He doesn't like it because the Thunder has a ritual that they go through that the fans there love.
"I don't like it. I think it's too quick. I think it's too rushed. I like the idea of it – enough of some of the stuff," Rivers said.
"I think they need to change it to two minutes, maybe even 2 ½ minutes. I don't think they factor in the coach actually has to draw up a play first, and then guys break. I hope that will be changed a little bit.
"It makes the first play that you draw up before the game almost silly," Rivers said. "Guys are more focused on running out on the floor."
Doc suggests that if they are looking to save some time they can shorten the intros instead and cut down on some of the music and dancing.
I know you would think if David Stern were so concerned he would cut TV timeouts or the intros or something else that doesnt take away from the entertainment and the game and the players! We want to see the stars and the greats pump up for a game...WTF! Its part of the sport! Its asinine!