The Infamous NBA Technical Foul & The Top NBA News

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NBA commissioner David Stern attends an NBA preseason game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the New York Knicks in Paris on October 6, 2010. The Timberwolves won the contest, part of the annual NBA Europe Live tour, by the score of 106-100.  UPI/David Silpa Photo via Newscom

The new NBA technical foul rule change has caused a lot of tension in the league between the players and the NBA front office.  With this new rule set up, referees are calling technical fouls on players who get over “emotional” or “hyped” up.  Those against this new rule change, claim the NBA is trying to limit the emotions and excitement from the players during games.  The emotions flow right put of a basketball player during a game and especially in the playoffs, but this new rule allows the refs to “T” a player when that occurs.  Many players, coaches and TV analysts believe the new rule is ruining the NBA and should be reconsidered.  David Stern must sit down and think to himself, “Is this new rule really helping the NBA?”

The new technical foul rule is causing trouble in the league:

The Latest on the Lakers

The Lakers are once again helping the community by planting a “Teaching Garden” in South Los Angeles. []

Jeanie Buss talks about her relationship with hall-of-fame coach Phil Jackson.  [Los Angeles Times]

Lakers’ injured forward Luke Walton may be back for today’s exhibition match against the Utah Jazz. [Hoopsnotes]

The Lakers will play their “rivals” Utah Jazz today in Anaheim for a pre season game. gives us a preview for tonight’s game. [ BasketBlog]

The Latest on the NBA

The New Jersey Nets have exercised their options on center Brook Lopez and forward Terrence Williams.  [ESPN New York]

Philadelphia 76ers’ coach Doug Collins will miss tonight’s pre season game against the Cleveland Cavaliers due to concussion symptoms. [Slam Magazine]

Dime Magazine explores the best NBA players by number. Do you have an idea as for who the best player wearing number 24 is?  [Dime Magazine]

Second-year player Stephen Curry is finding Keith Smart’s offense very challenging. [Slam Magazine]

The Blazers have big men, but many of them get injured during the season.   So the team is pursuing another big body in case one of their big men go down,  the Blazers are interested in Fabricio Oberto. [Slam Magazine]

The NBA bans shoes designed to increase the vertical leap of a player.  []

NBA Pre Season Results for October 18th, 2010

Magic-102 Hawks-73

Bobcats-102 Heat-96

Grizzlies-96 Hornets-91

Thunder-111 Spurs-102

Warriors-100 Blazers-78

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