Originally Posted by DonDadda59
'05-'06 was the year that the NBA really enforced the no touching rule on the perimeter. That's why you had Kobe, Iverson, Lebron, Arenas, etc having career PPG and Wade set the record for fts in the finals. The officials have eased up a bit on over-calling everything, hence the numbers not being so high.
It was still pretty touchy in 2007, not as bad as 2006.
By 2008, everything had settled down. And while still softer defensive rules, they let the players go at it a little bit more than they were the two previous seasons.