Three reasons why Big 3 games are better than NBA games

A new basketball league called Big3 just started its first season in Brooklyn last weekend. Here are three reasons why we like “Big 3 basketball” more than NBA basketball:

1. There is a 14-second shot clock for each possession, which makes the action on the court super fast. (Unlike NBA games, there is no boring slow dribble up the court after a change of possessions.)

2. There is no game clock; instead, the winner of each contest is the first team to score 60 points. Thus there is no parade of lame fouls or time-consuming time outs at the end of each game.

3. Hand-checking is legal, so less fouls are called. Also, when a foul is called, players take one shot, worth 2 points (though foul shots after a basket are still worth 1 point). The two-point free throw not only cuts down on dead time; it makes every free throw meaningful.

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