I'm glad the full 5-on-5 game isn't being reduced to make way for this, but otherwise fairly nonplussed about the new competition. If it helps reach new audiences, great, but the full game will always be the main event for me. With 32 players per tournament, I assume it's 8 teams of 4 taking part, so I'm not sure we're any more likely to qualify for this than the full game?
Any other thoughts? Rumours that an 'All-Star Format' tournament is being considered for 2024 remain unconfirmed... 😉
It would be impossible for me to be less enthused. It'd be better to extend the main tournament to 16 teams. That would make the group stage better - less dead games - and there would be less good players/teams missing out.
I think I remember similar stuff being said back in the day about a new format of cricket, not sure if 20-20 cricket ever got off the ground
I don't think you can compare 3-on-3 to twenty-20. The latter is a speeded up version of the game but still effectively the same sport, 3-on-3 simply isn't. A basketball equivalent to twenty-20 would be five minute periods, an 18-second shot-clock and maybe only four-a-side.
I've always enjoyed playing 3on3 even when I was younger. Its fun and a useful option when you lack the numbers to play full court. It can also be useful for honing certain skills with less defenders around that you can then progress to the full game. Back int he 90s there seemed to be a lot of tournaments in the summer that I'm sure plenty on here recall and played in like me. Docklands, Battersea Park ring a bell but they seemed to die off.
I've tried watching the various versions that occasionally make TV and like most of you find it poor entertainment for whatever reason.
In terms of a "short" version of basketball I personally don't believe its needed in the FIBA game. If the NBA want to reduce the, frankly ridiculous, amount of time it takes to get a game done........change to FIBA rules!
2NFR: Hogg could do a lot worse, Sharks on a bit of a roll right now ... could be the top team next season (depends if Attiba stays or not)
May 11, 2016 9:51:25 GMT
brummiedunk: Easy for Raiders: 1) Corletto, Sturt, Dixon, Costelloe (my god, he is a good pg and will be HUGE! I didn't even miss josh 2) Elsewhere? Washington from Riders - class! 3) Who wouldn't? Corletto is a god (You hate us but we don't care!)
May 12, 2016 17:01:03 GMT
dwade91: hi everybody, i'm from italy, where can i find a list of the team of London?
May 20, 2016 20:14:10 GMT
gonk: Do you mean a list of teams in London, or a list of London lions players?
May 20, 2016 21:11:25 GMT
dwade91: A list of teams in london, i am from Italy, i dont know leagues and teams in england, i am interesting in london teams
May 21, 2016 9:42:59 GMT
gonk: I've messaged you.
May 21, 2016 17:31:31 GMT
twalk: reading through this thread, my short time in chester was a breeze compared to what followed... lol... funny to me.. def know about that true inner circle of this club....
Jun 23, 2016 21:04:10 GMT