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Video: NBA Details Points of Emphasis for Referees and Players This Season

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Continuation fouls, closeouts, screens, and flagrant fouls take center stage.

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Each year the NBA details points of emphasis for referees and players, explaining how rules will be interpreted and infractions whistled during the coming season. In this “Points of Education” video, former referee (and current NBA executive) Joe Borgia details the plays that will get special attention this year, including continuation fouls, dangerous closeouts, illegal screens, and flagrant fouls. You can watch here.

Insert your Golden State Warriors jokes here during the illegal screens portion, but it’s worth noting that this year the issues the league is emphasizing correspond heavily with those expressed by outraged or confused fans last season. Let’s see what happens when the games start.