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Scholar 07-13-2013 08:34 AM

Shouldn't the WNBA consider lowering the hoop?
 
I get the pride aspect of it-- female ballers wanting to prove they're just as good as their male counterparts-- but the WNBA would be more enjoyable if the women played in women-friendly dimensions. The fact that there have only been two dunks in the entire history of the WNBA is just sad. I bet if the hoops were lowered to, say, 9 feet, we'd see some better highlights, which would make the games enjoyable.

Let's be real here. You can watch these women play the purest form of basketball, exactly how the sport was intended to be played, with extra passes to find open shooters, with smart plays, with great screens and picks, etc., but none of that matters when you can see the same and MUCH more watching the NBA or even Men's NCAA.

If the hoops are lowered, then those 7 foot tall females, who seemingly can't even touch the rim with a running start, would actually be able to dunk, there would probably be fastbreak alley oops on occasion, and odds are that there'd actually be higher scoring games with the likelihood of some of these games actually being must-watch-TV.

The only downside to my idea, other than the outcry by whatever small amount of their fan base actually exists insisting on the parameters of the court remaining intact in order to preserve any semblance of a professional basketball game, would be the fact that a lot of these players would have to relearn their game in order to adjust to a shorter hoop; however, it's not like they're impressing anyone other than a few women and whatever beat writers are expected to cover the sport.

Hell, at 9 feet, even I can dunk.

What do you guys think? Yay or nay on my idea of lowering the hoop to at least 9 feet?

Scholar 07-13-2013 08:35 AM

Re: Shouldn't the WNBA consider lowering the hoop?
 
I shouldn't have posted this in the WNBA sub-forum. It'll probably only get 1 response in 6 months. I'm going to make a duplicate thread in the NBA Forum.

StocktonFan 07-15-2013 06:40 PM

Re: Shouldn't the WNBA consider lowering the hoop?
 
you're right

JellyBean 10-24-2013 06:17 AM

Re: Shouldn't the WNBA consider lowering the hoop?
 
Nay. Keep the rims at 10" the players do not want any special treatment.

TheReal Kendall 10-25-2013 12:33 AM

Re: Shouldn't the WNBA consider lowering the hoop?
 
Good to know people actually care about the WNBA :lol

If they really want to make the WNBA more exciting they should do this:
  1. Have all players suit up in Lingerie
  2. Draft really hot chicks
  3. If the game is tied at any point in the game palyers have to take their bras off
  4. Loser of the game has to strip completely naked

I'll get back to you with some more ideas later

HylianNightmare 10-27-2013 07:57 PM

Re: Shouldn't the WNBA consider lowering the hoop?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TheReal Kendall
Good to know people actually care about the WNBA :lol

If they really want to make the WNBA more exciting they should do this:
  1. Have all players suit up in Lingerie
  2. Draft really hot chicks
  3. If the game is tied at any point in the game palyers have to take their bras off
  4. Loser of the game has to strip completely naked

I'll get back to you with some more ideas later

give this man a cookie:applause:

Jameerthefear 10-28-2013 05:21 PM

Re: Shouldn't the WNBA consider lowering the hoop?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TheReal Kendall
Good to know people actually care about the WNBA :lol

If they really want to make the WNBA more exciting they should do this:
  1. Have all players suit up in Lingerie
  2. Draft really hot chicks
  3. If the game is tied at any point in the game palyers have to take their bras off
  4. Loser of the game has to strip completely naked

I'll get back to you with some more ideas later

have you seen the girls in the NBA? No one wants to see that shit.

CelticBaller 10-28-2013 05:51 PM

Re: Shouldn't the WNBA consider lowering the hoop?
 
lower hoops are hard as fvck to shoot in. WNBA will be more of a brick fest

TheReal Kendall 11-01-2013 05:12 PM

Re: Shouldn't the WNBA consider lowering the hoop?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jameerthefear
have you seen the girls in the NBA? No one wants to see that shit.




Riiiiiiight :rolleyes: Forgot you like lil anime chicks:facepalm


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