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Sports at every level, whether it be college or professional, are always open to changing rules, and for numerous reasons: improving player safety, benefiting the league as whole, or even drawing in more and newer fans by making the game more exciting. Predictably, professional sports leagues have received a flurry of positive and negative feedback from their fans over the years when it comes to their rule changes.
Today, we begin the first of a 5-part series on some of the most controversial and attention-drawing rules & strategies in the major professional sports, including the NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL, and PGA. First up is the NBA and its unwritten defensive strategy most notably dubbed as the Hack-a-Shaq.