Like most sports the NBA has not been without his highly debated calls. Making good calls is very important when it comes the integrity of the game. The system in question will be similar to the one used for the NFL. Currently there is somewhat of a labor dispute and the NBA does not believe the system will see a rollout for two seasons. The fast paced nature of basketball lends itself well to a variety of hard to call scenarios. The proposed replay systems will take someone to watch the entire game from the start, so that should a questionable play come into effect it can be looked at from multiple angles. Although the NBA does have a current system in play, it is not as advanced as the one currently in the NFL, which is the one that will be emulated.
Some may be concerned that the replay system will take away from the job of the referees, but the reality of that is a little different. The position of a referee isn’t an easy one, every call means being disliked by one side of the fence, and the instant replay addition will give them something to better show the people watching the game the reasoning behind the calls. Right now in the NBA many well established referees are leaving the game, leaving the calls to newer, less experienced referees.
The first instant replay system was invented in 1963 and was used to review footage for an Army vs. Navy game. The system was not perfect, and with the problems it was only used once to review the winning touchdown.