How about flagrant fouls?
No. Technical fouls are not the issue, not when you get 15 before you can incur a suspension with a 16th. If you can't retain your composure so that you are being called for a technical once every four games, you deserve to be punished.
The greater point of inspection should be for flagrant fouls, where a single whistle can lead to instant ejection, as was the case this week with Timberwolves guard
You get two technicals in a game before ejection. With flagrants, it can be one and done. That's where greater prudence has to enter the equation.
How about too few?
Here's a better question: Have the officials not gone far enough?
Every preseason, we hear about officials' points of emphasis, with one of them to assess technical fouls for post-whistle histrionics. And yet the game remains filled with "who me?" outbursts galore. And don't even bring up hanging on the rim after dunks.
Is this the
The game is best featured in its purest form. As far as I'm concerned, the more technical fouls, the better to achieve that end.
Gotten out of hand
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They ought to call them technicality fouls the way the NBA is handing out technicals willy-nilly. When Mr. Nice Guy, aka
Then again, what do you expect when the NBA has given out technicals for having an opponent push you in the face (see
Lower suspension bar
If you've ever sat close to the floor in an NBA game, it's like attending a family reunion gone wrong. The complaining and belly-aching is constant. I don't know how the refs stand it. It's a wonder they don't eject everyone.
A few seasons ago the NBA tried to crack down on the boorishness, and it looks as if things are back to abnormal.
The tech/ejection on
I say reduce the number of T's a player gets before he's suspended. It's a ridiculous 16 now. Set it at eight, and maybe the silence will be golden.