Its clearly not about taunting since a player can hang on the rim for as long as he wants if a timeout is called. [LeBron hanging for like 2 hours after timeout](https://youtu.be/etVSxDLJEi8?t=65) [Capela gets tech for barely hanging](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaXeMLBmZJg) I dont understand why the NBA calls technical if it isnt for taunting, Im sure the opposing team would be happy with a fastbreak if someone wants to hang on their and act cool.
I timed it and LeBron certainly wasnt hanging there for 2 hours.
Shit, I got 1:59:59. I may have started the timer 0:00:01 late.
you hand timed it?
you can do anything you want if a timeout is called. no rules anymore. you can beat the shit out of the other coach if you want
You can commit vehicular manslaughter with no repercussions once a time-out has been called.
Reminds me of Zeke choking his own coach lol
You dont want a dude to go "Game: Blouses" on you.
After the game he took us into the house and served us pancakes.
Is this really an issue though? For all that players hang on the rim we seldom see techs called. And even when they are (in the case of Capela or Howard in recent years) refs seem to back off of them because they know it’s part of the game.
Its just to cut down on show-boating.
I remember when Chick Hearn said a player was “hanging on the rim so long he could eat a banana”. Imagine a broadcaster saying that today.
I would think players do it to make sure they land safely. I know I would.
capela was called for the tech because from a quick glance, he *appeared* to swing himself towards someone. in reality, it was probably just his natural body movement and it was a bad call.
Surely hanging on the rim shouldnt be a tech. If you want to hang in the rim during a game then the other team can just take advantage by inbounding in quick and pushing the pace.