What do you think of this new 90-second rule? — Craig J.
I can understand why the league installed it. Some of the pregame antics of players were getting kind of out of control. At the same time, it does seem kind of cranky of the league to try and put a kibosh on the fun. Players have routines, they have their handshakes and they have their prayers to say. It’s all about getting ready to play.
As others have written, if you really want to speed up the game, there are better ways to do it. Things within the structure of the game. Saving five or 10 seconds a night on pregame routines just feels a little silly.
Quick random tangent about pregame and game production in general though: I had a conversation at dinner with writer from New York recently and he was asking me about what a Thunder game is like, in terms of what special thing is there about it that’s unlike any other team in the league. And honestly, the only good thing I could come up with was the players and their own personal routines. Keep Reading…