The Biggest Rule Changes In The Four Major Sports And Why They Were Introduced

Trending | 4/3/19

The MLB, NFL, NHL, and NBA have all introduced new ways for their respective games to be played. Some changes have enraged fans while others have actually made games faster paced and more enjoyable. From rules that speed up gameplay to rule changes that keep players safe, America’s biggest sports leagues have enacted rule changes that sports fans either love or hate. Here are the biggest recent rule changes in America’s four biggest sports.

The Shot Clock Reset Change In The NBA

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Instead of getting another 24-second shot clock after an offensive board, teams now have 14 seconds to put up a second shot. The reset gives players plenty of time to get the ball in their hands, but it won’t be easy for teams to run another set play in a short amount of time.

The rule has been in effect in the NBA G League since the 2016-17 season, the WNBA since 2016 and FIBA since 2014-15.