Paul Pierce, fantasizing about being David Stern, says he would take away the age limit for the NBA and raise the rim 3 inches to encourage better fundamentals.

I have always been against the age limit. Normally, under perfect competition, another league could be formed that hires the younger players if the fans will pay to see them, which they clearly will, considering the popularity of college basketball. Unfortunately, the NBA has a huge first mover advantage, and the age limit is not nearly enough for another league to overcome it. So we have to hope the NBA will not let its power go to its head and turn into a bureaucracy.

As for raising the rim, I don’t know about that. The athleticism and jumping are one of the things that make the NBA entertaining. I think raising the rim would move toward alienating fans instead of attracting them with better play.

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