Is It Time To Make the Dunk Count for Four Points Instead of Two?

November 14th, 2010 by Mike Aikins Leave a reply »
In basketball, the dunk has been around for a long time. It is a foregone conclusion that teams gain important momentum after the execution of a successful dunk shot. 

I am hoping that the rules committees in the NBA and NCAA reads this and considers tweaking the current scoring system just a little by making a dunk worth four points instead of two. 

Please hear me out.  

I know that this might sound far-fetched at first, but allow yourself to fathom for one minute what this might do for the game of basketball.  I believe that this is exactly what the game of basketball needs for the proverbial shot-in-the-arm that would make it even more exciting than it already is. 

Currently, the successful execution of a dunk puts two points on the scoreboard, but these two points pale in comparison to the overall impact of what that dunk actually does to a team and a crowd during a game.

Basketball has long been called the ultimate spectator sport, and one of the biggest highlights of any game is witnessing an impromptu dunk by the home team player.  The intense, powerfu ...

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