Basketball fans would like to see many improvements to the NBA game: there's not enough parity, teams don't have enough ways to hang on to their superstars, and franchises can move without exploring all legitimate avenues to stay in their current cities. By far, though, the biggest complaint is that games take too long. I mean, with all that waiting around for free throws and TV breaks, it's a wonder anyone can ever find the time to watch a basketball game. Just give us the dunks, please!
Thankfully, the NBA has heard the cries and wants to help. Their brilliant solution: more horns during timeouts. From the Associated Press:
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The league's scoreboard operators have been told to sound warning horns during breaks in the action in an effort to cut down on the length of games. According to a courtsideIt's hard to believe memo Tuesday night at the Detroit Pistons' game against the Houston Rockets, games have been taking longer, "largely due to prolonged delays after breaks."