NBA referees are now allowed to get lip-happy with their whistles by getting league permission to call more technical fouls for the following conditions:
1. Players making aggressive gestures, (e.g. air punches) anywhere on the court.
2. Demonstrative disagreement, (e.g. player incredulously raises hands or slaps his body to demonstrate how he was fouled.)
3. Player makes a beeline directly to referee to complain about a call/non-call.
4. Too many inquiries regarding a call, even in civilized manner.
Put it this way…NBA referees are going to take less BS this year!
But does this pave the way for more video replay decisions down the road?