North Korea’s Weird Basketball Rules
Dunking gets you 3 points in North Korean basketball, which means a lot more value for players like LeBron James and Blake Griffin. Is this a good rule? Dunks are by far the most entertaining part of basketball, so it makes sense to reward a team for being entertaining, not to mention making the defense look silly. On the other hand, the force generated by the collision of wrists with the rim, contact during contested dunks, as well as awkward landings increase the risk of injury, so it’s understandable why no professional league does this.