Raise It!

by Mike DePoue
(FL)

What’s up with the game that they played? How did it go? How come there’s no video of the game?!

no

Its hard enough on 10 footers

Higher, Wider Rim and Larger Ball?

by Anonymous
(Anonymous)

Here is an anaymous post from one of our readers. Do you agree or disagree?

Yes, it is long past time to raise the basket. But in doing so, the rim circumference and basketball
circumference should also be increase by some proportion. I believe this will bring the game back to a more fundamental style requiring more basic basketball skills.

Palming, carrying the ball on dribbles will be more difficult and what are now routine dunks will not be. Pure shooters will adjust more easily to the increased rim size and height. Hope to see a new league some day. How about something like the “Big Ball Basketball League”

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Don’t like this idea
by: Anonymous Not a good idea in my opinion.

yeah man man

yeah man

 

Go to 12 feet

Yes, please raise it, but go to 12 feet. I stopped watching basketball many years ago after it became a dunk fest. I would rather see players make skilled arced shots than running up the basket and throwing it in. I also like the idea of enlarging the playing area. The game is no longer fun to watch with all the taller players.

 

Raise the Goal

Yes Yes Yes raise the college goal to 10 foot 6 inches and the NBA to 11 foot.

 

We Need To Widen The Courts

by Bruce Bias
(Lee’s Summit, MO)

This is my response to raising the rims. I say NO! The real issue is the size of the players now and this includes the college players. In order to keep integrity of the game, we need to widen the lanes and the whole court.

By doing this, we really get to enjoy great offensive schemes, the great offensive skilled players, and still see the high flyers!

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by: Anonymous I think this is a good idea.
The players today are so big that the court is just too small.

HAVE A QUESTION ON THE CREATION OF BASKETBALL

by GERALD JURY
(PEARL CITY HI 96782)

I AM 80 YEARS OLD BUT MY MEMORY IS SUCH THAT CANADA WAS FIRST TO CREATE BASKETBALL A MAN IN ONTARIO DEVISED A PEACH BASKET, REMOVED THE BOTTOM TACKED IT UP AND THE REST IS SHOW BIZZ OR RATHER HISTORY AM I WRITE OR WRONG ?? gerald jury pearl city hi and formerly of calgary and vancouver 808 256-8679 [email protected] aloha

 

11 foot hoops?

by Adam Decorah
(Wisconsin)

i personally do not think 11 foot hoops should be the new thing, cause how are people going to adjust to this? this is not a good move and 10 is good the way it is cause i can just dunk now and if it goes up i will have some trouble…

 

Raise the hoops

by MarkM
(Kansas)

I think they should raise the hoops to 10’6″. Players are probably about 6′ taller than the players yester year. The court should be 2 feet wider and the lane should be 1 ft wider. The players are just much bigger and more athletic. These changes would return the game to the “purist”. I am sick of the foul and dunk fest that the game is today.

 

no way

by Dorian Jones
(Coplay. Pennsylvania, United States)

i feel that if you raise the hoop you are taking away from the roots of the game and putting somewhat of a spell on many players abilities and comfortablility with the 10 foot rims….. all in all i have played on 11 foot rims and me at 6′ 4″ had a hard time with making my well known shots.

 

11 feet is a bad idea

by Derick Tatton
(Utah)

i dont think they should be raised to 11 feet because i have a hard enough time trying to dunk on a 10 foot and it would be kind of weird i would have to put more power on my shots

 

Do Not Change Basketball Hoops to 11 Feet

by Miles
(San Francisco)

look at the shooting percentages of the league. Its lower than it was in the 1980s. The NBA is getting smaller in player size, not bigger. New rules keep centers from camping in the lane and creates more spacing. The NBA already has sizably bigger courts than college and high school and more change is not the answer. The game is great as it is and does not need to be tampered with.

 

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