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Requiem for the three-pointer: Is there ever a good time to change rules in pro-sports?




Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors shoots a three pointer over Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the 2016 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California.
Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors shoots a three pointer over Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the 2016 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California.
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Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, and by extension the Golden State Warriors, are the kings of the three-point shot.

That's led them to a lot of success and a shot at back-to-back championships. But now people say they might be too good at the three and that it's time to move the line further back.

Unprecedented? Not quite. When the Chicago Bulls won their second three-peat ('94-'97), the line was shortened to 22 feet from 25 feet.

Rule changes are a constant in sports, including the recent "Utley Rule" in baseball, moving the post-touchdown extra point kick back further in football, and so on.

Do you think the three-pointer line should be moved? When is it right to institute a rule change in sports? Is this just part of the efforts to give every pro team as even a chance at success as possible? Or is it just punishing successful teams to do this sort of thing?

Guests:

Patrick Hruby, contributing editor at Vice Sports

Nick Dimengo, associate editor for BroBible, a sports humor and entertainment site, and a feature writer for Bleacher Report.