Outside of watching top rookies get their first experience in a professional basketball setting, NBA Summer League is mostly uninteresting. Except for when games go into double overtime, of course. Why? Because unlike, say, a playoff game, these guys are on a time crunch, as the next two teams are literally waiting in the hallway for the next game to begin. As such, the league can’t mess around with meaningless overtime periods that nobody wants. Thus, the NBA employs a sudden death rule for the second overtime. That’s right, first team to score wins. It happened today, and hopefully will happen more when the Las Vegas league kicks off this weekend.
It’s insane and awesome, and the NBA needs to adopt it (scroll down to #11). Pronto.