Well, this came out of no where. Apparently the NBA is tired of starting games later than allotted, so David Stern decides to put his tyrannical power to work.
From the time pregame introductions end, teams will have 90 seconds to return to the court and be ready for the opening tip.Basically, this means no more pre-game rituals, no more silly handshakes and no more dancing.
I for one absolutely hate this, those rituals are something fans love and try to imitate. Removing them for casual watchers is just not fair.
This really hits hard, where am I going to get my .GIF fixes now?
Sources: PBT and PurpleandYellow Tumblr (Picture)