How to get to a foul call when you’re standing on the sideline
The NBA is being sued by two former players who claim they were paid to intentionally miss an illegal free throw.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in San Diego on Monday, seeks $50 million in damages from the league.
The suit, which has not been certified, seeks class-action status.
The NBA is one of the biggest sports leagues in the world, but its rules are still in flux and the NBA Players Association is trying to change some of those rules to make them more predictable.
The league has been embroiled in a dispute over a controversial rule that allows teams to get the ball when the clock runs out in the fourth quarter.NBA officials are defending the rule.
They say teams must stay on the court for the rest of the game, or the game ends and the clock stops.
The players say they were playing a game of basketball and that the rules are supposed to be for fans, not the players.