North Korea’s Weird Basketball Rules
When you’re a dictator as well as a fan of basketball, why not make your own rules for the game? Let’s take a look at the rules used in Best Korea
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.