I bet you didn’t know that basketball introduced the 3 point shot in 1961 in the American Basketball league. That league only lasted 1 1/2 seasons before folding. Then in 1967 the ABA started and added all kinds of interesting “stuff”, like the 3 point shot and dunk contests. I’m still pissed off that while I played high school basketball and could dunk, the no-dunk rule was in effect. Heck, if the 3 point shot had been in effect while I was in high school, Fritz and I would never had touched the ball. C*******and N**** would have jacked the ball as they brought it across the line. I can’t imagine Coach Moses with the 3 point shot.
Where is the line?
The NCAA once only had the line at 19 feet. That is the reason I’m writing this blog, because I noticed while watching a game the other night that there was just one 3 point line on the court and it seemed further back than I remembered.
From what I understand, the NBA has a 22-foot 3-point line in the corners and a 23-foot, 9-inch line elsewhere. The WNBA and the international game plays with a 20-foot, 6-inch line. The NCAA men’s game has a 20-foot, 9-inch line (a move from 19 ft 9 inches in 2008) while the NCAA women and high schools have a 19-foot, 9-inch line.