Basketball: Lew's Still Loose

First there was the Wilt Chamberlain Rule, designed to force him away from the basket by widening the "3-sec. zone," in which an offensive player can remain for only 3 sec. at a time. Next came the Bill Russell Rule, which forbids blocking a shot when the ball is on its downward course. Now there is the Lew Alcindor Rule. College basketball's rules makers decided last week that players may no longer "dunk" or "stuff" the ball by ramming it through the hoop from directly above.

The no-dunking rule was frankly aimed at Alcindor, the 7-ft. ¹⅜-in. U.C.L.A. sophomore who...

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