Think again, one basketball commentator insisted.
The basis of his argument centers around the nonsensical use of alternating quarter import quota rules for both leagues. Instead of coaches doing their job the old-fashioned way -- putting their teams in the best position to win based on matchups, smart strategies and, well, game plans -- they are forced to make in-game adjustments every quarter due to the quota rules.
So for half the game, the number of import players will be different because of a rulebook mandate.
It makes no sense.
"Since the NBL is going to an awful 2-1-2-1 import rule, and the bj-league is keeping their awful 2-3-2-3 rule, it's quite obvious that Japan basketball is hopeless and beyond repair," the commentator correctly stated.
"No one in authority has any clue about the game."