Field lacrosse in America recently introduced a shot clock to make their sport more entertaining, writes Peter D’Cruz
Final score, Pistons 19 – Lakers 18. This was an NBA final game score before the introduction of a shot clock in basketball in 1954.
The NBA’s introduction of a shot clock and other rule changes to encourage attacking play led to the popularity of basketball worldwide as an entertainment product. The NBA banned zone defence to ensure attacking play wasn’t restricted.
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Peter D’Cruz is the founder of the Hockey Curriculum for Players & Coaches