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5 NBA Players that ignited a Rule Change(s)

arvind baskar
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#2 Reggie Miller

Indiana Pacers v New York Knicks
Miller is said to be one of the best shooters the NBA has ever seen

Reggie Miller aka The Knick Killer is said to be one of the best shooters the NBA has ever seen. He played for the Indiana Pacers and carried his team to the Eastern Conference Finals twice and even an NBA Final.

He shot 40% from outside the arc throughout his career which is a truly remarkable feat. He was termed the "Knick Killer" as he always annihilated Spike Lee's beloved New York Knicks. He was also well-known for his trash talk to get into the heads of his opponents.

There's no denying Miller's shooting and his accuracy, but he used to draw many fouls on his three-point attempts. The way he drew fouls was pretty smart and dirty. He used to kick his legs out when he released the ball on his three-point attempts to engage contact with his opponent.

Eventually, NBA players like Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade also drew fouls in a similar way. This ignited the NBA to make a change in the rulebook.

Rule Change 4: A player shooting cannot extend his leg out after releasing the ball or during the course of the shot. If done, the shooter will be charged with an Offensive foul

Miller also confessed to doing this intentionally to draw fouls in his days on the latest edition of Open Court.

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