ESPN reported yesterday that the NBA have considered implementing a four-point shot to the game. But some notable stars have spoken out against the notion saying that it would affect different aspects of basketball.
Atlanta Hawks player, Elton Brand has today spoken out in opposition to the idea on twitter: "Why are we talking 4pt lines?! Do we want to make the "post" game non-existent?"
Obviously Brand, who plays as a power-forward and center believes that the game of basketball is becoming increasingly perimeter-orientated and that a further chance to score from outside of the key would destroy any advantage that big men have down low.
It seems that Brand may not need to worry however as the NBA moved quickly to claim they have not seriously considered a proposal.
"No one at the NBA,nor the competition committee, has had any serious conversations about increasing the size of the floor or adding a 4-point line." said a statement that was issued by the league yesterday.
Four-point zones or lines have been discussed for years in basketball as additional ways of scoring and to add benefits of shooting from near half-court. The idea is thought to be able to create a more exciting game of basketball as a team would be able to come back from larger deficits if they could be accurate with the new shot.
Exhibition teams such as the Harlem Globetrotters have used four point zones before. Although this inclusion has created much higher scores and games with little defense.