Mark Cuban’s 3 Point NBA Answer

Mark Cuban’s 3 Point NBA Answer

mark cubans 3 point nba answer 2016 images

Mark Cuban Thinks 3-Point Line Should be Moved Back to Improve NBA Basketball

The NBA record for 3-point shots made in a single season is 55,137. This season, the league is on pace for over 58,000. Clearly the essence of the game is beginning to shift from tough defense and dominant big men to small lineups and sharp shooters. The Golden State Warriors are the perfect example of the new NBA.

Well, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has an idea to bring the league back to the good ole days—move back the 3-point arc.

“It’s getting too close,” said Cuban, even though the arc hasn’t been moved in years. “Guys are shooting a foot behind it anyways…That’s something we should look at. It’s worth looking at. I don’t think the number of shots would decline, but I think it would reward skill and open up the court some more. So guys would still take shots if it’s seven inches back or whatever, but at the same time, it opens up the court for more drives, more midrange game.”

Of course, that would only do so much. I mean, Steph Curry already shoots from midcourt. But Cuban isn’t necessarily trying to stop Steph, just encourage players to try other things every once in a while.

“I think it’d open it up more so guys with different skill sets could play. It would open up play for more drives. Guys with midrange games would be rewarded and that would stay in the game. There would be more diversity of offensive action in the game. You’d see a little bit of decline in the 3. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing that we shoot so many 3s, but it’s worth it in the D-League to see what happens.”

Cuban’s been receiving a lot of negative feedback, but it’s really not a bad idea. And no, he isn’t just trying to help his Mavs. The Mavericks are doing pretty well from beyond the arc, actually. But with all the retired NBA players coming out against Steph Curry, should the NBA consider doing something to at least slow him down a bit?


Chris covers everything NBA, NFL and NCAA with his weekly recaps, highlights and anything else he thinks you'll want to know about and more than likely things you don't want to hear about your favorite team. His take no prisoners opinion gets some fans worked up, but that's because he's almost always right.

More in NBA

2017 nba trade deadline winners and losers images

2017 NBA Trade Deadline Winners and Losers

Chris MauriceFebruary 24, 2017
carmelo anthony looking safe with knicks as trade deadline hits 2017 images

Carmelo Anthony looking safe with Knicks as trade deadline hits

Chris MauriceFebruary 23, 2017
kevin garnett blames aau for killing nba 2017 images

Kevin Garnett blames AAU for killing NBA

Chris MauriceFebruary 22, 2017
kyrie irving seems unsure on earth is flat comment now 2017

Kyrie Irving now unsure on ‘earth is flat’ comment

Chris MauriceFebruary 21, 2017
Pelicans Acquire DeMarcus Cousins from Kings for a Bag of Chips and a Flat Coca Cola 2017 images

Pelicans Acquire DeMarcus Cousins from Kings for a Bag of Chips and a Flat Coca-Cola

Chris MauriceFebruary 21, 2017
anthony davis committed to pelicans 2017 images

Anthony Davis committed to New Orleans Pelicans

Chris MauriceFebruary 20, 2017
all star game selection confusing for bradley beal and carmelo anthony 2017 images

NBA All-Star game selection confuses Bradley Beal, Carmelo Anthony

Chris MauriceFebruary 19, 2017
nba does some gatorade rebranding 2017

NBA does some Gatorade rebranding

Chris MauriceFebruary 16, 2017
lebron james and dwayne wade stick up for knicks charles oaskley arrest 2017 images

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade stand by Knicks Charles Oakley arrest

Chris MauriceFebruary 10, 2017

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

You will only receive one per day. You'll also get a free THE WALKING DEAD graphic novel with your subscription