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Refs ready to “T” it up this season October 17, 2010

Posted by Jeff Engel in Home, NBA news.
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Richard Hamilton will have to tone down the whining this season, and he knows it. Photo via Robin Buckson / The Detroit News

This year, the NBA front office has instituted a much stronger technical foul policy.

The new rules are partly aimed at curbing players’ arguments and complaints toward referees. NBA officials want to clean up the league’s image as the major sport with the players who arguably whine the most.

But the NBA Players’ Association thinks the stricter rules and fines take it way too far. Ben Wallace says it will cut off healthy communication between players and referees.

I don’t know how this will shake out between players and refs, but at least part of me is glad the Pistons no longer have perennial technical foul champion Rasheed Wallace on the team. (I love you Rasheed, but you know it’s true, Mr. All-Time NBA Leader in Technical Fouls.)

On the other hand, we do still have Richard Hamilton.

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