Posted On: 02/6/19 8:36 AM

We've all gone to see our favorite professional, college, or high school team play, only to be disappointed by the best player or several players only participating for a handful of minutes due to foul trouble.  We blame the officials for bad calls, we blame the coaches for keeping them in the game, jeopardizing them picking up that next foul, and we blame the players for being undisciplined.  But, in the end, while you can place blame on an individual all you want, I think there is a rule that needs to be updated for today's modern game.

Basketball is considered to be a contact sport, but considering the manner in which hand-checking and limited-contact post play is being called today, we either need to allow the game to be more physical once again, or we need to change the foul rule.  I hear a lot of people clamor for a sixth foul in high school and college, and yes, that would alleviate a little bit of the problem, but I have another way to look at common fouls in basketball.  I realize once some of the basketball "purists" read this article, there's a good chance they won't agree, but

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