The Starters: Should the NBA Adopt the International Goaltending Rule?

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| September 16th, 2014 | 2,979 Views

The Starters were discussing FIBA basketball and if any of the international aspects such as the shorter 3-point line, touching the ball when it’s above the cylinder or 10 minute quarters should be implemented in the NBA.  Tas wasn’t too fond of the idea of the “legal goaltend” but as one of the other guys mentioned, we would probably get to see a lot more tip dunks.

I don’t think we need to mess with any of these aspects especially the 3-point line. I remember when they shortened it in the 90s and guys like Orlando’s Dennis Scott were making a living at the line. Robert Horry even told me that line played a big part in his record setting performances in the 95 NBA finals against the Orlando Magic.

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