Sports A change in the game might not be all for the best

19:07  14 november  2017
19:07  14 november  2017 Source:   thestar.com

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Sit back and watch the shots fly tonight and I’m not sure how much fun it really is.

The Houston Rockets average a stunning 44.9 three-pointers attempted per game, which is by a dozen the most of any team, and the Raptors hoist 31.1 per game, which is good for eighth in the league.

So, they will fly and they will fly often this evening.

Good for the game?

I don’t know, to be honest (or TBH as the shorthand of the day goes)

It’s almost to the point where too many NBA games are the same, a couple of screens maybe, some drive and kick action and three-pointers all over the place.

They come quickly in transition, they come after maybe one pass, the come off maybe one high screen and, you know, there doesn’t seem to be much thinking, not an awful lot of creativity, a bit of “sameness” too often that’s kind of getting tiring.

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Having said all that, I fear we may be losing the essence of what makes this game special. I am not sure what the league can do to dial it back. You can't go back and take the protections off the quarterback. The reason for that change , safety, still applies.

Maybe if the game is really good or it comes to the Switch I’ll get it. If no Switch, then definitely PS4 (but only if it’s good ). I'm not planning to buy SoulCalibur VI and support Namco, but that might change in the future if they decide to become serious about attracting me as a customer.

Now, I don’t want to back to the day of big man pounding the ball and backing people down all the time, nor do I want to see the best in the game continuously trying to break their man down individually. There is time for that, to be sure, and it can be entertaining in some way but you know what I mean.

I just don’t think there’s enough of a balance in today’s game, it’s points-per-possession, or mathematics of how many made threes allow you to score more quickly and at what people believe to be a more efficient pace.

And, sure, a pull up three in transition can be hugely effective and fun to watch and there is definitely a place for it in the game.

But the game is not as flowing as I’d like it to be often enough, it’s a blur of up and down, fire up a quick shot from anywhere on the floor and lather, rinse repeat.

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I don’t think it’s going to change, though. In fact, as more guys who traditionally wouldn’t shoot threes start taking them it might get even worse.

Sure, the games will still be good and competitive and some of them will be wildly entertaining. We will still see astonishing athletes at the top of their game.

But something’s missing, isn’t it?


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All right, we’re a time zone away for a couple of days so a bit later than usual and I have an early flight tomorrow to get to NOLA so I’m not entirely sure when the usual morning fare will get done.

But I do have some time in the next couple of days to get started on the mail so please do your part over at [email protected] and get the weekend started, please.


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And I love it when organizations honour the men and women who work hard chronicling a sport or a team or whatever; I think it’s important that people know who the best are so they can go find the stuff they’ve done and re-read it.


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I didn’t get on an airplane from the day after the NBA Finals ended in late June until late September when training camp began and, no, I did not miss it in the least.

But since then, it’s been Toronto-Victoria-Honolulu-Toronto, Toronto-Chicago, Toronto-San Antonio-San Francisco-Los Angeles-Toronto and now Toronto-Boston-Houston-and-it’s still-not-over and my loathing of air travel is near an all-time level.

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Let me give you xx items to consider and to think about before you book that flight.

And these will become laws …

When I Take Over The World

Shut the heck up

Not only should they not ever allow cell phone conversations in airplanes, they should devise a way to ensure there can be no verbal communication once you start down the jetway to the plane.

No talking one last time to the office because we don’t care how your meeting went or is going to be, no telling the people waiting for you that you’ve landed because they can look it up themselves, no checking one last time with home to make sure little Sally or Stevie get to practice or whatever lesson or game you’re missing.

Text, by all means. E-mail to your heart’s content.

NO TALKING. We don’t care.

Learn to line up

They have these big old signs pretty much at every gate these days that indicate where the line is forming and why in the world people can’t (a) find their zone or boarding group and (b) go where they’re supposed to go confounds me.

No reclining

No airline seat should be allowed to recline and if they do and you push back into my lap, I should be able to find any way imaginable to bump your seat, kick underneath and make your trip and sneakily uncomfortable at possible.

Don’t be a Sherpa

I know everyone wants to save the $25 on a checked bag but, my goodness, the size of some of the suitcases, shopping bags, briefcases, computer bags and purses people try to get away with carrying on is ridiculous.

Try to bring too much and you should be forced to sit with them in your lap or between your legs for the entire trip.

Later in the week, probably Friday, I’ll come up with things airlines airports need to do.


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