10 Silly Basketball Rules

ClippercurseContributor ISeptember 20, 2009

10) Out of bounce: First come first serve.

When the ball goes out of bounds, it shall be thrown into the field of play by the person first touching it. In case of a dispute, the umpire shall throw it straight into the field. The thrower-in is allowed five seconds; if he holds it longer, it shall go to the opponent. If any side persists in delaying the game, the umpire shall call a foul on that side.

It would fun to see Shaq diving race Nate Robinson into the stand to retrieve a errant pass.

9) Spiderman Basketball

Backboards are moved two feet from the wall of the court. Previously, players would climb up the padded walls to sink baskets.

It might be pretty cool to see that today. Vince Carter slamball style off the wall 360 windmill dunk.

8) Silence is a virtue?

Coaches allowed to talk to players during timeouts.

So what is Jeff Van Gundy supposed to do if he can't talk during timeouts?

7) Did you see the fight outside?

Refs can call fouls away from the ball.

So Ron Artest and Stephan Jackson can be tag-teaming poor Adam Morrison and no fouls would be called.

6) Stand Still

Coaching box is introduced.

They need to bring this rule back.

5) 3,4,5,10,11,12 - find the pattern

Uniform numbers "1", "2" and any digit greater than "5 " are banned.

No Kobe, you can't have #8 back. This rule is so absurd.

4) Open Era

The bottom of the net is left open.

Good. We don't have to see Joe Crawford climg up a ladder every made basket.

3) Desginated Free Throw Shooter

A fouled player must shoot his own free throws.

Sweet, now we can have the World Series of Basketball featuring the AL Cavs with Mo Williams shooting free throws for Lebron.

2) Application Accepted...

Any team tendered an NCAA tournament bid must accept it or be banned from postseason play.

... welcome and just so you know, you can't go anywhere else.

1) Dunk no more

Dunk is outlawed.

Lets see you score now, Dwight Howard. This is dumb.