Saturday, November 30, 2013

4-on-4 Full Court Basketball; Run and Gun again!

Recently, the NBA made $3.8 billion. But the days of “run and gun” basketball seem to be over. Today we have low scoring, grind it out, boring basketball compared to the days of the wide open, high scoring, basketball of yore. 

Today’s NBA players are huge. The average height in the NBA is 6’ 7”. Players have been as tall as 7’ 7”. These giant men spread their wingspans, blocking drives to the basket and the passing lanes, which slows down the game. 

The answer is 4-on-4 full-court basketball (4ball for short). It’s a faster game. Today's players are all much better ball-handlers than the players of old. They start younger and have much better open court skills. 

Our 4-man game will enable the four-corner offense, which means that the driving lanes to the basket and passing lanes will always be open. Individual offensive talent can shine again—as much as team play already does. 

The four-man game will enable the “run and gun” fast break style that everyone loves, making basketball more exciting. It’s a feature that will make 4ball games uniquely marketable. Every game will be “Phi Slama Jama” and “Showtime” again. 

Today, the average NBA game has less than 100 points per team. In 4BallUSA games the average score for each team should routinely be over 100 points.

With wide open basketball, there will be more dunks, alley oops, fast breaks, and more scoring.

With more 24-hour cable and Internet sports channels than ever before, there is a need for more sports highlights than ever before. 4BallUSA, with its wide open style of basketball could fill that void.


There are 400 cable channels that need content and new stations being created all the time via ROKU and iTV.

Let's play ball.

© 2013 Bradley Hennenfent, M.D. All rights reserved.

Friday, June 14, 2013

4-on-4 Full-Court Basketball is the Answer

Recently, the NBA made $3.8 billion. But the days of “run and gun” basketball seem to be over. Today we have low scoring, grind it out, boring basketball compared to the days of the wide open, high scoring, basketball of yore.

Today’s NBA players are huge. The average height in the NBA is 6’ 7”. Players have been as tall as 7’ 7”. These giant men spread their wingspans, blocking drives to the basket and the passing lanes, which slows down the game.

The answer is 4-on-4 full-court basketball. It’s a faster game. Today's players are all much better ball-handlers than the players of old. They start younger and have much better open court skills.

Our 4-man game will enable the four-corner offense, which means that the driving lanes to the basket and passing lanes will always be open. Individual offensive talent can shine again—as much as team play already does.

The four-man game will enable the “run and gun” fast break style that everyone loves, making basketball more exciting. It’s a feature that will make 4ball games uniquely marketable. Every game will be “Phi Slama Jama” and “Showtime” again.

Today, the average NBA game has less than 100 points per team. In 4BallUSA games the average score for each team should routinely be over 100 points.

With wide open basketball, there will be more dunks, alley oops, fast breaks, and more scoring. That’s why we have patent pending protection to increase the size of the court or to decrease the number of players on each side.

With more 24-hour cable and Internet sports channels than ever before, there is a need for more sports highlights than ever before. 4BallUSA, with its wide open style of basketball could fill that void, as well as the emptiness caused by the lack of NBA games. In fact, with ROKU and iTV, we could even create our own TV station. And there are 400 cable channels we can talk to.

I look forward to hearing from you. E-mail me at Dr.Hennenfent@gmail.com.
Copyright © 2012 Bradley R. Hennenfent, M.D. All rights reserved. 


Websites:
http://4BallUSA.com
http://BballTalk.com

Monday, May 20, 2013

4ballUSA on Twitter

Saturday, March 16, 2013

4ballUSA Television Show

4ballUSA Television Show

4ballUSA is a reality television show featuring four retired National Basketball Association (or other star) basketball players - perhaps four college players on summer break. The term “4ball” is short for four-on-four, full-court basketball.

NBA players are huge today. Players are as tall as 7’ 7”. The average height in the NBA is 6’ 7”. These giant men crowd the court and slow down the game. We need more room for basketball players during games to open up the court for the “run and gun” style of basketball. We need more excitement. We need more highlights! With wide open basketball, such as four-on-four full court, there will be more dunks, more fast breaks, and more scoring.

Imagine following the lives of four recently retired NBA superstars, or other players such as four college players on summer break hoping to get into the NBA, as they travel the world playing 4ball games against local heroes (former high school, college, or pro players). The drama and the highlights would be fantastic.

It might also be lucrative. Two years ago, the NBA made $3.8 billion. There is worldwide interest in basketball, which makes the pot of gold even bigger.

The four-man game will enable the “run and gun” fast break style that everyone loves, making basketball more spectacular. 4ball games will be uniquely marketable, because every game will be Phi Slama Jama and Showtime again.

Today, we have players that are too big on courts that are too small. Today's players are all much better ball-handlers than the players of old. Kids start much younger today and have much better open court skills. Players will be able to run, pass, and dunk more than ever before in our 4-on-4 full court games. The 4-man game will enable the four-corner offense, which means that the driving lanes to the basket and passing lanes will always be open. Individual offensive talent can shine again — just as wide open team play always has.

The 4ballUSA combination of a reality show with basketball games will feature four superstars playing against 4-man teams all over the USA and the world. It can be played with a special set of rules to speed up the game, so that games will over in less than an hour, which is perfect for TV. In fact, the show may not show all of the games, perhaps only enough highlights combined with reality TV to fill the one-hour time slot.

The demand for video sports highlights is exploding. We have the Internet today with YouTube and thousands of sports websites. In the USA we have the new “Highlight Express” show on ESPN. We have the NBC Sports Network with its new highlights show called “The Lights.” We also have the entire rest of the world. There is also a surplus of basketball players that still want to play who have “mad skills.” There are high school, college, playground, professional, ex-professional, and International players all ready to play. This idea could lead to the creation of entirely new basketball tournaments and 4-on-4 player leagues.

3 ball and 2 ball

The same ideas can be applied to 3-on-3 full court or 2-on-2 full court.

Contact Bradley R. Hennenfent, M.D. Physician & Economist E-mail: Dr.Hennenfent@gmail.com E-fax: 206-350-1242 Copyright © 2012 Bradley R. Hennenfent, M.D. All rights reserved.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Half Court Shot that won $18,000

Kevin Schwartz, a junior at Butler, shot from half court and made it! It's an incredible must-see shot as seen in the video below. Schwartz ended a 0-for-32 half-court shot drought while wearing a red #1 State Farm jersey. Schwartz was also interviewed at half-time and went on to be on ESPN highlights. Butler won the game that night by 1 point, upsetting favored Gonzaga 64 to 63 in one of the most incredible finishes this fan has seen in a long time.



YouTube URL is here:
http://youtu.be/b4yVL0a5mOY