Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors is the first victim of the new NBA rule change.
In the second day of the NBA preseason, Monday marked the first full day of games. With the return of the stars to the court, everyone is eager to see what adjustments their favorite players have made during the off-season.
The NBA rule adjustment addressing offensive players making unnatural motions in an attempt to elicit fouls was one of the most visible alterations over the offseason.
Final: Beginning with the 2021-22 season, the NBA will implement new rules to reduce non-basketball moves used to draw fouls, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 28, 2021
Warriors: Steph Curry trolled for trying to draw foul
Steph Curry was one of the first players to try fishing for a foul during Monday’s games, only to look silly when no foul was called.
Curry was one of the first, but he will undoubtedly not be the last.
Players have used techniques like these in the past as part of their offensive repertoire. They took advantage of the fact that the NBA enabled them to do so. Getting defenders to leave their feet and then slamming into them in every way possible to get to the free throw line. Many people noticed flaws in it, and the results of their concerns are now visible.
During Team USA’s gold medal run in men’s basketball at the Olympics, a glimpse of the learning curve that would be required was on display. When pool play began, the American men floated for fouls but were unsuccessful due to FIBA restrictions. Many people documented it as a foreshadowing of what was to come. For the 2021-22 season, Steph Curry has officially kicked things off.