Originally Posted by Punpun
No, it's important. It deepens their bonds. It was shown that teams that were way more physicals towards each other were better in the long run that team that didn't.
The Celtics won 11 straight titles not doing it.
The Lakers won 5 titles in the 80's not doing it.
The Bulls won 6 titles in the 90's not doing it.
And as I pointed out in the initial post, an NBA player actually found that he improved his FT % when he removed it from his pattern.