Thursday, August 27, 2020

Cancel the NBA! Please!

NBA please cancel yourself! I don't believe in cancel culture or censorship, but if you want to do it to yourself please do! I love basketball and I can't wait for the NBA to be canceled. Why? Because of mathematics! Because I hate the way the NBA plays basketball. All they do is walk from three-point line to three-point line. Boring! It's old-timer basketball at the YMCA.

When I played basketball, we fast-breaked all the time! We were always running and gunning, going from rim to rim! It was true full court basketball. Showtime was the dream. 

Remember the legends of run and gun basketball? Dr. J? Showtime with Magic Johnson? James Worthy? That was great basketball. Remember Pistol Pete Maravich on the fast break? Or John Havlicek. That was unbelievable. Even Charles Barkley, the round mound of rebound, was more fun to watch when he was on the fast break than anything I see today. That Barkley truck could move!

Today's NBA is slow and boring like an old timer's league. We need to play 4-on-4 full court because of mathematics.

The math says if you take two 7-footers off the court you'll have a lot more room for running and gunning. You will have more dunks, alley-oops, and highlights than ever before! You will be freeing up about 100 ft² of space! 

I agree with you! And from a business standpoint, the NBA Monopoly is ripe for being taken down. It's time to do it!

It could all start with a reality TV show about a startup that wants to start games and leagues playing four-on-four full court. Or as I have noted before three-on-three, two-on-two, or one-on-one! And those could be played with Covid-19 recovered players.

Why are we still playing today's stupid slow game?

We have everything we need today to start a brand new league to compete and drive out the NBA. We have social media. We have sports fans everywhere with cell phone cameras who can video the highlights! We have everything! We also have a better product. We have run and gun basketball!

Copyright (c) 2020 BradMD, Brad Hennenfent, M.D. All rights reserved. This is an ongoing script and treatment. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

College Basketball Players will Play!

College basketball players have refused to be put on the bench! They are forming their own basketball leagues. They are using social media to replace the monopolistic sports networks. 

I think it's a great idea! What they are doing is playing 1-on-1 full court, 2-on-2 full court, 3-on-3, or 4-on-4 full court, whatever it takes to be safe in this day and age of COVID-19. 

Two guys, both who have already had covid-19 and have recovered, can play full court and can run and gun non-stop! There can be excellent social distancing in a gymnasium. The reporters can be citizen reporters sitting far away in the stands and using the zoom lens on their cell phones! The highlights can be sent all over social media! 

We miss basketball! We love basketball! We have all these new streaming media channels, we even have two great names, Huge Channel and Jumbo Channel, that will remind people of the History Channel or the Hallmark Channel because of the similar style of naming. 

The point is we love sports, we miss sports, we have hundreds of new channels that need sports, and now we have college basketball players banned from playing basketball! We are going to turn them into entrepreneurs, starting their own games, having their own tournaments, creating their own leagues! Getting paid!

Do you realize how many NBA players have already had COVID-19 and have recovered? There are plenty of players on the NBA level, the college level, and even the high school level who can play because they have had the virus and have recovered. Or who can play because they are so incredibly low risk.

We need basketball! And we need this new style of basketball with fewer players on the court and more dunks, fast breaks, alley oops, and just plain more highlights in general! We are all tired of seeing players walk from the three-point line to the three-point line. Let's bring back fast break basketball! Let's run and gun!

Copyright (c) 2020 Brad Hennenfent, MD all rights reserved. This is an ongoing treatment and script for TV shows, movies, reality TV shows, basketball games, basketball tournaments, and basketball leagues. This is an ongoing script for a different way to play basketball and to bring it to all media including media not yet invented.