Paul Pierce Wants To “Raise the rim three inches”

Paul Pierce blogs this suggestion to the NBA today in the BOSTON GLOBE:

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Raise the rim three inches: The athletes today are crazy. You see the way guys are jumping these days. I would raise the rim three inches. Then, you have to learn the art of the jump shot. You’ll have to know how to play this game a little bit better then. Raising the rim, you’ll see improved play. You’ll see increasing fundamentals. I’m telling you.

He’s right on all counts, but I think Pierce’s post may have a perhaps unwitting, alternate motivation.

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