Watch the videos of basketball matches just twenty years ago - the game of basketball was like poetry in motion. Watch today's matches and they are like mayhem.
As a basketball promoter cum coach - I cannot see this game slowly degenerate into more of a street fight than a sport. BRAWN is all you need - the need to get HACKED at every drive in - where does that leads the sport to. I think the time has come for a `relook' at the rules that makes REFEREES job look like supervising a WWF MATCH.
SUMPOORNA is evolving a new set of rules that allow POETRY IN MOTION - it makes the game extremely attractive and SKILL IS APPRECIATED and BRUTE FORCE is penalised.
I will not allow the game I have played for five decades without any real injury degenerate into fisticuffs. Once upon a time Mr. Naismith invented this game to see that the groups of youth test their `sharing skills' but today it tests their `sparring skills'.
LET US PUT BACK `FUN' IN PLAYING BASKETBALL.