Should basketball introduce a five point shot?
These of course would be awarded for shots made behind the half court line.
I don't think so. It would have to be very far back or else it would be too easy to make. If it was an easy shot to make, like just behind the 3 point line, then games would just be higher scoring. It would mean that players would score more points and would break all the previous scoring records. If it was behind the half court line like you said, players would just be taking crazy shots to score five points. Especially in high school and younger, kids would take those shots without realizing they're almost never going to make it. In the NBA, the only time it would happen would be in buzzer beaters.
I don't think that the game a basketball should add a five point shot rule. Shots from behind the half court line is very low percentage and not many teams would consider to include it in their playbook.
While the idea sounds interesting the current scoring system is straightforward keeping the action interesting and fast paced. A 5 point shot would draw teams consistantly into full court presses and completely change what is a straightforward and great to watch game.
No. The game is perfect just the way it is. A five point shot would turn it into a circus act, like those old MTV Rock and Jock Challenges I watched growing up. My goodness, those were awful.
uhh that would be a total game changer. what you want like a half court shot to be 5 points?? making things more complicated doesn't mean it makes them more fun
I agree with CyclingFitness. The idea would allow people to admire long-distance shooting skills. However, that might be all they get to admire. Introducing a five-point shot in basketball may have the same effect as removing the offside law is soccer; it might kill the beauty and competitiveness of the game.
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