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Old 06-17-2017, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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I think this would make things more exciting, especially with players like Steph Curry and Damian Lillard supporting it.

I do know Reggie Miller is against it, he said "it would the game a laughing stock".
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Old 06-17-2017, 02:04 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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I agree with Reggie
I mean it would end up being a game of pull up 4s from half court.
Already too many pull up 3s as it is.

The days of easy layups on the fast break would be over.
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Old 06-17-2017, 02:37 PM
 
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I'm sure there are purist that were appalled by the thought of a 3 point line. Perhaps now more than ever the nightmare scenario they dreamed up in the 70s has come to fruition with teams hoisting 3s at record levels. It has completely changed the game.

Who knows what the record books may look like if the 3 was never implemented. All Currys are probably nobodies in the basketball world.

It's hard for me to wrap my mind around, but fundamentally, I don't see the problem with creating a more difficult shot with an extra point. It would certainly help negate genetic factors like height which favor 1% of the population. A 6'2ish guy like Curry would be a God. GOAT. It would probably be the final nail in the coffin for traditional centers. 4 point era centers are probably extremely quick like today's small forwards (Kwahi sized) with great 3 point range and ability to hit occasional 4s. Guards and wings have LETHAL shooing ability. Think a team full of Currys after kids grow up shooting from distance more than ever.

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Old 06-17-2017, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Land of the Great Bears
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Because it's a nutty idea. Practically no one would be pulling up at half court to hoist one up, unless they wanted to be benched. It's a very low percentage shot, and always will be.
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Old 06-18-2017, 10:17 AM
 
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Because it's a nutty idea. Practically no one would be pulling up at half court to hoist one up, unless they wanted to be benched. It's a very low percentage shot, and always will be.
Half court is way too far. It would need to be about 5 feet behind the current 3 point line.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:31 AM
 
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Antoine Walker would be pissed!
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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Because it's a nutty idea. Practically no one would be pulling up at half court to hoist one up, unless they wanted to be benched. It's a very low percentage shot, and always will be.
It is a low percentage shot because except for trick shooting nobody has tried it for the reasons you stated. The risk versus reward was too high. However if it was the rule you would get a few players like those in the NBA when it adopted the 3 point shot who would add it to their skill sets to make the shot something to be defended against and used in limited situations. But then the next generation will arrive which took the shot more often from the time that they were physically strong enough and the 4 point specialist would take one spot on the floor like the specialist 3 pointer now does.

The average basketball player has evolved beyond the size of the court and rules are adjusted to account for larger people being as mobile as the average sized man first down with the 3 second rule
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:04 PM
 
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I hope they get rid of the 3-point-line.
All field goals should be 2-pointers, and then we will see higher quality execution and more mid-range/post-up play.
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Old 06-20-2017, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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Why not put 10point circles out there! And maybe extra points for stylish dunks! Heh. The 3 point line was fine at the time and opened up the game, of course now it's gone the other way and killed post play. But gimmicks don't need to be put into a game that doesn't need them.
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Old 06-20-2017, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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I agree with Reggie
I mean it would end up being a game of pull up 4s from half court.
Already too many pull up 3s as it is.

The days of easy layups on the fast break would be over.
I am not sure about that, to defend against long range sharpshooters teams would be forced to play a full court press defense. Instead of today when most have a token defense with the surprise trap until the offense moves the ball into shooting position In order to get a guaranteed 2 points instead of a contested 4 there will be a premium on speed and Dennis Rodman like endurance, so like a NFL wide receiver blowing past a defensive back to break that defense in basketball instead of always trying to pick and fade for a 4 point attempt you can blow past to an empty net.
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