WE CHANGED THE RULES
HOW DID THAT THREE-POINT LINE GET THERE?
Many people don’t know that basketball was once played without it! Many in the game had suggested and even experimented with it, but the NBA, NCAA, and High Schools were too stodgy to dare try it. Then came a brave new start-up called the ABA with the red white and blue ball and Dr. J. They knew the game needed change so they tried it, now everyone and their sister shoots the three. Winter League’s story will be similar.
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM IN WOMEN’S SPORTS? There are three reasons we are changing the rules:
1. Financial Independence – the WNBA has never made a profit and they don’t need to because of the NBA. Winter League will change this and be the first women’s league to do so.
2. To allow women to showcase their skills – Women can hit home runs and make holes in one, score aces and kills, deliver knock out punches and execute submissions, but they can’t finger roll and they can’t slam dunk. Winter League is changing this.
3. Because the WNBA is not listening, even when top people in the sport and the majority of fans are suggesting and requesting these changes to make their league better. Winter League is not only listening, we are taking action and plan to compete against the WNBA.
Learn more about the Controversy.
WHY NOT JUST KEEP THE PEACH BASKET?
Rule modifications are a regular part of sports. Our five rule modifications are not gimmicky as many have guessed; some are current or old FIBA rules, others are commonly known and/or talked about in the basketball community. Although two of our changes will upset many people, none will be too surprising to those that know the game.
Additional modifications besides rules include: