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As if you didn't thing there were already enough things for an NBA referee to be watching out for and thinking about, it has now been reported that referees will be keeping a special eye out for shooters who kick out their legs during a jump shot. 

The aim of the so-called 'Reggie Miller Rule' is to stop shooters from purposely trying to draw a foul. 

Check out how the Boston Globe has outlined the new changes to the game:

“League officials will use replays for three additional calls this season. Officials will review plays in which defensive players may have taken charges but were in the restricted area under the basket. If by review an official finds the player was in the restricted zone, he can change the call to a blocking foul. They will also call for reviews of goaltending in the final two minutes of games, and all flagrant fouls will be reviewed to assess their classification. Flagrant fouls called during games can never be downgraded to personal fouls but can be downgraded from a Flagrant 2 to a Flagrant 1, for example. Also, officials will emphasize the ‘Reggie Miller rule’ for a shooter who kicks his legs out during jump-shot attempts to create contact and draw fouls. Officials plan to call offensive fouls on shooters who blatantly kick out their legs to initiate contact.” 

Written by Emma McMillan — October 23, 2012

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