NEW YORK CITY - The NBA is currently working on a new play that it feels will truly help generate a bit more excitement in the game.
NBA Commissioner David "Short Cake" Stern told members of the sports media that had gathered at The Mrs. Bill Clinton Hotel in Manhattan that he hopes to implement the new 5-point play by the start of the 2013-2014 season.
The Commissioner said that the idea first came to him in a dream back in March of this year.
He pointed out that if a player shoots the ball from mid-court and it goes in, it will be worth 5 points.
Stern noted that since the 3-point play was first put into play back in 1979, it has generated lots of fun, excitement, and happiness for NBA fans.
He said that a 5-point play will mean that even if a team is trailing by 4 points with say .3 seconds to play, a 5-point shot can turn things around in an instant.
SIDENOTE: A smiling Matt Bonner of the San Antonio Spurs, who is regarded as one of the best 3-point shooters in the NBA, says that he has been practicing half court shots for the past 10 months.