The implementation of the shot clock revolutionized the game of basketball forever. Before this rule, the games were often slow and low-scoring. But after shot clock was introduced it forced the teams to shoot the ball within a certain time frame, which led to faster and more exciting style. It was first used in the NBA during the 1954-55 season. And its impact was rather immediate, exciting and dramatic.
Basketball games didn't have a shot clock? It's hard to imagine the game without it.
Yeah, it's crazy to think that teams could just hold onto the ball for as long as they wanted. I can't even imagine how boring those games must have been.
But don't you think that the lack of a shot clock forced teams to play smarter and more strategic basketball?
I see your point, but I think the introduction of the shot clock made the game more exciting. It added an element of urgency and pressure that just wasn't there before.