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A No-Nonsense NBA?

by Randy Youngman / (c) 2010, The Orange County Register (Santa Ana, Calif.). Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.

The National Basketball Association cracks down on whiners and complainers Welcome to the new NBA, where whining about officiating─and showing contempt through
"overt" reactions─is no longer acceptable.

Five years ago, the league instituted a new dress code aimed at cleaning up its image, requiring players to dress for success on game nights. Coats and ties, collared shirts and sweaters, dress slacks and hard-soled shoes were in; baggy jeans, T-shirts and hooded sweatshirts were out.

This year, David "Very" Stern's image reparation edictrevolves around cleaning up behavior on the court.

Specifically, the NBA is cracking down on whiners, complainers and on what it deems unsportsm anlike conduct.

Breaking down the rules

This is the way Stu Jackson, NBA vice president of basketball operations and the league's czar of discipline, recently explained it: "We're going to expand the universe of unsportsmanlike actions that will be penalized. They will include air-punching at an official. Waving him off as a sign of disrespect. Running up to an official from across the court to voice a complaint. Flailing arms in disbelief [...] or clapping sarcastically at an official."

"Those are some of the types of actions that really have no place in our game."

And, of course, straightforward objections to perceived bad calls will not be tolerated, either.Essentially, verbal complaints about whistles and demonstrative reactions to them will be uniformly penalized. And all of the above will henceforth earn technicalfouls─and free throw s for the opposing team─as well as increased fines.

Reaction to the crackdown has been predictably varied. Initially, Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson was in favor of the idea and said he believed players eventually would adjust to what the refs were calling. But [in a later interview] he didn't sound convinced when I asked him if the new guidelines could be fairly enforced.

美国职篮NBA严加处罚选手犯规

美国职篮NBA严惩爱发牢骚或抱怨者

欢迎光临新美国职篮NBA,这里再也不容许对裁判碎碎念,或是透过「公然」反应来表达不屑。五年前,该联盟为了洗清形象,实行新的服装规定,要求球员在出赛当晚穿着体面。 穿外套打领带、有领衬衫、毛衣、西装裤与硬底鞋比较好,要跟牛仔垮裤、T恤、连帽运动衫说再见。

今年,大卫.「非常严厉」的形象纠正规定,着重在整顿球场上的行为举止。

具体来说,美国职篮NBA正严惩爱发牢骚和抱怨的人,以及所有被视为违反运动道德的行径。

打破规则

美国职篮NBA篮球事务副总裁以及主管联盟风纪的史都.杰克森最近说明: 「对于违反运动道德的行为,我们要扩大处罚范围。例如作势搥裁判人员、无礼地挥手叫对方走开、横越球场跑上前去向裁判抱怨、挥动双臂表示怀疑……或是挖苦地向裁判人员鼓掌。」

「这都是一些在我们的比赛中绝对不容许的行为。」

当然,直接抗议你认为不公的判决也是联盟所无法容忍的行为。基本上,对(裁判)吹哨发出口头抱怨,或是公开表示抗议的行径也都将一律受罚。以上种种还会导致技术犯规──让敌队获得罚球的机会,另外罚金也会加重。

不出所料,如此的严惩所引发的反应颇为分歧。一开始,洛杉矶湖人队教练菲尔.杰克森赞成这个主意,表示他认为球员最终都会调整并适应裁判员的判决。然而在稍后的访谈中,我问他这项新的指导方针是否能公正地执行,他却显得不太确定(而有点动摇)了。

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