Originally Posted by t-rex
This is a terrible rule and policy. It hurts the game and fans. How does not having DH for the Magic's next game help the NBA? What about the fans that bought tickets hoping to see Howard play?
But come playoff time the NBA wont care about the Magic, as well as the Hawks, Celtics, Nets, Mavs, Rockets, Grizzlies, 76ers, Hornets, Raptors, Spurs, Bulls, Nuggets, Cavs, Wolves, Pistons, Blazers, Pacers, Thunder, Bucks, Jazz, Warriors, Bobcats, Clippers, Suns, Wizards and Kings.
All they will care about is an Heat - Lakers finals, or if Heat won't make it then at least New York. In the west only Lakers are acceptable.