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NBA Basketball – Proposed Rule Change

Posted by TopOfTheThread on August 7, 2008

It’s great watching a team come back during the the 4th quarter of an NBA game. Exciting. That’s 3 point jump shot NBAwhat sports is all about.

If a player gets fouled during the act of shooting, and the shot is good, he has the opportunity to take a free throw and make a three-point play. He has the opportunity of increasing the point total of the play by 50% (Increasing from 2 to 3 points).

If a player if fouled when shooting a “three pointer”, and the shot is good, he has the opportunity to take a free throw and make a four-point play.

To keep games exciting in the fourth quarter, here is a new NBA rule proposal:

  • During the final 4 minutes of the fourth quarter, and for the final 4 minutes of all subsequent overtime periods, a player successfully hitting a “three pointer” while being  fouled in the act of shooting, will get 2 free throws. (The player, will in affect, have the opportunity of a five-point play.)

This would allow more teams to comeback late in games and add to the excitement for the fans. The NBA (and advertisers) will also benefit because more fans will watch games later into the games because of the potential of an exciting comeback.

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3 Responses to “NBA Basketball – Proposed Rule Change”

  1. Orlick said

    oh, I don’t like this. sounds like a video game. once you start changing scoring possibilities you really change the integrity of the game. I bet even making the 3 point line was a big deal back in the day. Imagine them making all points after the half court line to be worth 5 points from now on – that would be ridiculous.

  2. There was a time when there was no 3-pointer in the NBA…. and no dunking also!

  3. Perfect rule that really makes since. Bottom line, don’t foul the shooter shooting during the final shots of the game.

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