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If a player dunks from the 3pt line, does it count as a 3 or 2?

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by nguyen3706, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. nguyen3706

    nguyen3706 Member

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    I know that it's not possible for any current NBA player to do so, but eventually with current trends in advancing nutrition, athlete fitness, and human genetics I think in few generations, a player will eventually get to the point where they'll be able to dunk from the before the 3 pt with ease just like most do with the free throw line today. When we do get to that point, if a player leaps from before the 3 pt line, and dunks it, will it technically count as a 3 pointer or 2 pointer?
     
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  2. Treeza

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    I think if it ever got to the point that a player could dunk from the 3 point line, especially in a game, they'd have to change the rules and set the 3 point line further and call it a 2. However, with the current ruling, I'd assume it to be worth 3 points.
     
  3. rolyat93

    rolyat93 Contributing Member

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    If both feet are behind line, then no matter where he lands it's a 3.
     
  4. W22_STREAK

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    I did it the other day at our college league game. I think the ref called it a 3.
     
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  5. Rocket River

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    If they leave the floor from behind the 3 pt line . .. it is a 3 pointer.
    I remember Andrew Toney use to jump forward from the 3 pt line.
    He could drift past the top of the key some times .. . but it was still a 3

    Rocket River
     
  6. iconoclastic

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    3 pointer. I read the same question in a basketball trivia book when I was young.
     
  7. Rockets12

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    Yeah I doubt that.....nothing against you I just don't believe you dunked from the 3 point line(even if college line is closer)
     
  8. acsorelle4

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    Lebron does it all the time, but they still call it a two, even if it's near half court. I guess they think it makes up for the 6 steps after he picks up his dribble.
     
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  9. Mr. Clutch

    Mr. Clutch Contributing Member

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    - Dunk is 2 points.
    - Layup is 3 points.

    The reason for this is that on dunks the player touches the rim. And the rim is clearly in the 2 point area.
     
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    My sarcasm meter is broken. I suspect it should be going nuts right now, but who can say?
     
  11. RocketsRed14

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    This is what I thought.
     
  12. Sigmund

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    Layup would count as a 3.
     
  13. jaxwithanx

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    lol....OH MY GOD. sooo good.
     
  14. OremLK

    OremLK Member

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    LOL.

    It's physically impossible to dunk from the three point line.
     
  15. Mr. Clutch

    Mr. Clutch Contributing Member

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    Have you seen long jumpers? They can jump farther than that.
     
  16. Panda23

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    you honestly think people will be able to dunk from the three point line in the future??
     
  17. lmaballa

    lmaballa Rookie

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    is the OP drunk?
     
  18. Mr. Clutch

    Mr. Clutch Contributing Member

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    I think the NBA game will change for this very reason.
     
  19. yxx1218

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    3,but I'll give the guy 100pionts.
     
  20. Burko

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    Actually the game ends and the dunker is awarded the internet.
     
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