I'd like to start off by saying that I don't watch as much NBA as I used to, but still enjoy what I am able to catch a great deal. The athleticism and grace of some of the players is astounding, and the renewed focus on assists by some young players is great to see. I still like the playoffs and the jostling for position that leads up to them. But some of the rules that exist and the plays that occur as a result really take the fun out of the game for me at times. My short list: 1) If you fake a shot and the man guarding you jumps to contest your shot, jump into his body, get up a half ***ed shot, then flop to the floor while yelling like a wounded banshee. You'll get a foul called every time. 2) If you're an all star guard or small forward, barrel out of control into the lane, run into somebody on purpose, yell, then flop with arms and legs flailing. You'll get a foul call 9 times out of 10. EDIT: and on that 10th time when you don't get the call, stare at/argue with the ref to make sure you get that call the next 9 times. 3) Traveling, period. What's so hard about the "2 steps and done" rule many of us older folks grew up with? 4) Palming the ball. It was illegal before, it should be illegal now. I'm sure other folks will add to this beginning, and I'm curious to see what others have to say. I'd just like to add that D. Wade and Kobe are great players, but I might actually appreciate them a lot more if they didn't get away with 1) and 2) on multiple occasions every night, especially when it affects the outcome of the games and other "lesser" players don't seem to get the same consideration.