Several weeks back the NBA rumor mill was running wild with talks of expanding the dimensions of the court, as well as adding a 4-point line. This sparked a heated debate between fans, coaches, players, and NBA officials alike. As unlikely as it seemed, NBA officials continued to be open to the possibility, lending credence to the possibility of changes.
Today, however, another rule change related bombshell was dropped, this one even more extreme than the first.
"We're thinking of getting rid of the point system all together," said NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn. "We want to focus on the players having fun. Winning and losing aren't everything. We want our guys to just get out there and goof around, have fun, you know?"
As Thorn explains it, under these new rules, points wouldn't be kept track of. Every team would win, and each player would get the same stats.
"We've based our new system on how child sports are run these days. Everyone gets a ribbon. I like that," said VP of basketball operations Kiki Vandeweghe.
At this point, nothing is set in stone, but by next season, who knows what kind of rule changes we can expect to see? This should make for an interesting off season.