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  • Wouldn't you achieve the same results by fouling out after just 2 or 3 fouls? If it were that low, everyone would have to play very carefully.

    I'm for raising the rim and increasing the size of the lane (even though my game is all low post...)

    I enjoy watching womens basketball, its game reflect more of what I experience when I do pick-up games. Watching millionaires stand around while one person drives or shoots a 3 is no fun.
    • Wouldn't you achieve the same results by fouling out after just 2 or 3 fouls? If it were that low, everyone would have to play very carefully.

      Not at all. Then you will just try to save up your fouls for the end of the game and you will do the exact same thing as before. It still allows a cost-benefit analysis of a given foul opportunity, which is what I want to take away, by giving *no possible benefit* (under normal conditions) to a foul.

      Plus, I don't want players ejected, I want them to play, but just *
      • Plus, I don't want players ejected, I want them to play, but just *not foul*.

        So, you mean you want Basketball to be more like Baseball?
        • No, baseball doesn't have a serious problem with "fouling" (that is, intentionally interfering with or harming another player). There's some beanballs here and there, but they only very rarely get in the way of the game -- maybe a few times a year out of thousands of games played -- as opposed to basketball, where fouls are a big problem in every single game that is played.