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Author Topic: Wisconsin is the most BORING Basketball team EVER.....  (Read 1740 times)

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Re: Wisconsin is the most BORING Basketball team EVER.....
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2014, 11:05:30 AM »
No they don't.

Real basketball, especially in college, hasn't existed in its purest form, in a long time. Basketball was intented to be this fast-paced, free-flowing game. Not this plotting, bruising, slow-the-game down, work-the-shot clock event that Wisconsin has played under Bo Ryan. They play smash-mouth basketball almost in the image of their football team. That's not ascetically pleasing.

UNLV in the early 90s under Tark played real basketball. Loyola Mary Mount with Hank Gathers on the squad played real basketball. Those Sourhern teams under Ben Jobe played real basketball. A more modern version would be the Suns when Steve Nash was in is prime. Or the Kings with Bibby, C-Webb and Vlade. That was real basketball.

It was anything but this over-coached ensemble we see killing the college game today. Too many games where both teams combine to score 40 or 50 at halftime.

Coaches are too involved in the game. Let the guys play. People who understand the history of basketball will tell you very few teams play it, including Wisconsin.


13 Rules of Basketball - Written by James Naismith
The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands.

The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands, but never with the fist.

A player cannot run with the ball. The player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it, allowance to be made for a man running at good speed.

http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blbasketball_rules.htm


Most of those rules aren't even in use today.  Today's basketball game has evolved. 
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Re: Wisconsin is the most BORING Basketball team EVER.....
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2014, 11:45:11 AM »
y -

Granted the game today vs the one Naismith invented has changed, but curious to gleen from you which of the original 13 are not in use in any form in today's game?



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