Home Sports Basketball Hollinger: The three-shot foul is a bad rule, badly enforced, with bad... SportsBasketball Hollinger: The three-shot foul is a bad rule, badly enforced, with bad side effects— It needs to go November 20, 2019 5 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp When can we say an NBA rule change failed? I can think of four potential reasons: When the punishment doesn’t fit the crime, when the officials have difficulty calling it correctly, when it encourages behavior it was originally designed to discourage, or when it takes the game in a worse direction. In the case of the three-shot foul, we’re a perfect 4-for-4. It’s a bad rule, badly enforced, that encourages bad behavior and stylistic monotony. The three-shot foul has been around almost as long as the 3-pointer itself. At first, it wasn’t a big deal – three-shot fouls were extremely rare. Two things changed that. First, players slowly realized that the three-shot penalty was a completely outsized response to a minor crime and modified their behavior accordingly – beginning with the exaggerated side leg kicks of Reggie Miller. This move, theoretically outlawed in 2012, remains a popular way of duping refs into a three-shot foul. Worsening… READ NEWS SOURCE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NBA releases scrimmage schedule ahead of Orlando restart JJ Redick: NBA players have 'no comfort level' for resuming the season Heat close training facility after second player tests positive for coronavirus Pacers guard Victor Oladipo opts out of remainder of NBA season in Orlando Victor Oladipo explains his decision to sit out the NBA restart to The Athletic Jacque Vaughn likely to remain Nets head coach next season? Celtics' Gordon Hayward: 'It's a pretty easy decision' to leave NBA bubble for birth of first son Strauss: The NBA is charting a careful course for return, but waves threaten NBA Zooms back: Giannis, the LA scene, Zion revealed, Mitchell talks and more Gordon Hayward: Leaving NBA bubble if wife goes into labor an ‘easy decision’ After ‘a long few months’ Donovan Mitchell’s words speak volumes Coronavirus Leads Some Athletes to Opt Out, if They Can Afford to LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.