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 3 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 Heat unlikely to pursue termination of Dion Waiters' contract JJ Redick on tough start by Pelicans: ‘We can turn this around’ Hawks request waivers on guard Tyrone Wallace With suspension, Nets veteran Wilson Chandler admits he was 'in a dark place' ‘I marked this game’: Giannis Antetokounmpo shows what happens when you upset the reigning MVP Kings' Fox hopes to return to action next week Atlantic Division free agent breakdown heading into '20 offseason Watch: LeBron James with incredible long-distance alley-oop to JaVale McGee Watch: LeBron James with perfect full-court pass to Anthony Davis on fast break Cavs rookie Dylan Windler suffers injury setback Kawhi insists he gave serious thought about re-signing with the Raptors Steve Kerr praises D’Angelo Russell for how he's handled trade rumors 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.