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Old 11-25-2012, 03:19 PM
 
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What do you think would have happened to the NBA, and basketball in general, if the shot clock had not been invented? Would the NBA still have been around today? Your opinion is appreciated and encouraged. Please keep posts related to the topic. Any chain letters, spam, irrelevant posts, or disrespectful comments geared towards me or anyone else will be deleted. Post away!!
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:00 PM
 
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With no shot clock, the NBA would not exist as we know it today.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Probably lower scores. Lower scores probably equal less interesting game, maybe less fans, less revenue, smaller arenas, less teams.

The shot clock is newer in college, right? What was college BB like before the shot clock?
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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This is a good article about the shot clock.

History of the Shot Clock

Danny Biasone, the late owner of the Syracuse Nationals, invented the shot clock following the 1953-54 season to try to speed up the game and prevent teams from stalling. The lack of pace in NBA games in the early 1950s was widespread, typified by a game between the Fort Wayne Pistons and the Minneapolis Lakers on Nov. 22, 1950. The Pistons defeated the Lakers 19-18 in the lowest scoring game in NBA history. Each team had only four baskets, and Fort Wayne outscored Minneapolis by the underwhelming margin of 3-1 in the fourth quarter.

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Said Cousy: "Before the new rule, the last quarter could be deadly. The team in front would hold the ball indefinitely, and the only way you could get it was by fouling somebody. In the meantime, nobody dared take a shot and the whole game slowed up. With the clock, we have constant action. I think it saved the NBA at that time. It allowed the game to breathe and progress.

Said Maurice Podoloff, the NBA's first president: "The adoption of the clock was the most important event in the NBA."
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:15 PM
 
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You are correct, Charles.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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Any chain letters, spam, irrelevant posts, or disrespectful comments geared towards me or anyone else will be deleted. Post away!!
FYI you cannot delete other peoples posts.

If I remember my NBA history, the shot clock was put in place after games were having final scores of 19-18 or something like that. It's a good thing and I wish college would go to a 24 second shot clock

Edit - Just saw Drobs post, my memory was correct!
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:54 PM
 
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I shall also add to Drob's comment that the 19-18 game had six overtimes, with one shot in each overtime.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:31 PM
 
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There'd be a lot more white guards in the NBA. Lol.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:20 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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There'd be a lot more white guards in the NBA. Lol.
Douchebag comment!
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:57 AM
 
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Douchebag comment!
It's not actually.

Mark Price said it himself. I believe he is a white guard. That's where I got it from.


Where has all the white NBA players gone - YouTube

Secondly, it was a joke. Sorry if I offended anybody.

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