Re: Your Rules
A few people play this dumb ass variation called 50 in my area where a two is worth five points, a three is ten, and you get three free throws, each worth five points. It's beyond retarded and I always veto it if I'm there at the start of the game, but if I come and join people who are already playing, I wind up joining in.
When I actually get to play 21, it's usually ones and twos, each free throw up to the third is worth another one point, and after you make it to 21, you've got to hit a three from the top of the key after a shot to win the game. I think it's all stupid and puts too much emphasis on free throws, but there seems to be a consensus about the rules.