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Cavaliers forward LeBron James sees no reason why a new rule should be put in place.

By SI Wire
February 05, 2016

One day after commissioner Adam Silver told USA Today that rules were coming to regulate the use of the ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ strategy, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James said that he sees no reason why a new rule should be put in place.

“I don’t really see a problem with it,” James told reporters at shootaround on Friday. “At the end of the day, it’s a strategy of the game and whatever it takes to win. If that’s a part of the game, and you have a guy that is a bad free-throw shooter and you put him on the line, that’s a part of strategy.”

An increasing number of teams intentionally foul poor free-throw shooters—specifically Dwight Howard, DeAndre Jordan and Andre Drummond—to send them to the line.

Roundtable: What should the NBA do about the ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ strategy?

In May, Rockets guard James Harden spoke out against the strategy.

– Kenny Ducey

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