Thursday, March 19, 2020

Coronavirus Charity Basketball Game! Beat COVID-19!

CHARACTER ONE
What would you do if you were a basketball player, tested positive for the coronavirus, and then recovered?

CHARACTER TWO
I'd play basketball!

CHARACTER ONE
Exactly! I'd hoop! I'd find another player that has recovered and play one-on-one full court! That way there would be lots of highlights, running and gunning and slam dunks!

CHARACTER TWO
I'd pay to see that!

CHARACTER ONE
We could do it safely! We'd have two players who we know are immune to COVID-19. Ideally, we would have a staff that were immune to COVID-19 as well! We could use the fewest possible number of people. 

Just think of all the NBA players that are recovering from COVID-19.

Reportedly, there's Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, there are three or four Brooklyn Nets teammates. Reportedly there is also Christian Wood. Soon there will be two or more players that have completely recovered and are immune, so they could play!

There could be 1-on-1 full court, 2-on-2 full court, 3-on-3 full court, and 4-on-4 full court. These games with fewer players could start almost immediately! It won't be long until many players have fully recovered!

CHARACTER TWO
I need these games! They can be pay per view! Whatever it takes. I need basketball! And reruns of old basketball games are horrible! I want live basketball! 

CHARACTER ONE
Exactly, this is an opportunity for players, entrepreneurs, and new ideas! The mathematics of basketball say that we need fewer players on the court so we can speed up the game, and we can get fast break basketball again! This is the perfect opportunity to put these ideas in motion.

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Coronavirus is an Opportunity for NBA Basketball Players

CHARACTER ONE

Coronavirusis an opportunity for NBA players to become billionaires by playing 4-on-4 full court, 3-on-3 full court, 2-on-2 full court, and 1-on-1 full court. 

CHARACTER TWO

Yes! I know what you mean! We, basketball fans, are starving for basketball! This is absolutely the worst time in the world to cancel basketball. We fans were looking forward to March Madness and the NBA playoffs!

CHARACTER ONE

Absolutely! I was working my way into maximum anticipation! I always get jacked up this time of year for basketball. And now it's gone.

But you know what? There will be people who are not afraid to play basketball. There are people who could go from quarantine to the gym and back. And by playing 4-on-4 full court, 3-on-3 full court, 2-on-2 full court, and 1-on-1 full court, it would greatly reduce the risk of the coronavirus. The fewer the number of people playing and the fewer the number of people in the stands the less the risk for the spread of the virus. It would only take a few people with cell phones to video the games! And the games with highlights could be placed on social media. Essentially an entire TV show could be built, scripted or unscripted, even including a reality TV show, around these ideas!

Games could be played. League tournaments could be done, leagues could be created, and so on and so forth. The fewest number of people possible could be involved and yet there could be fantastic basketball highlights! With fewer players on the court there will be much more running and gunning, fast breaks, and dunks!

CHARACTER TWO

All kinds of safety measures could be put in place! Everybody could be tested, everything could be disinfected, and so on and so forth. One, two, three, or four people could run the whole thing!

CHARACTER ONE

I'd be happy to see two players playing one-on-one full court! You could then have one or two cameramen with cell phones at each end of the court! That would be the near minimum possible! 

CHARACTER TWO

Imagine the unbelievable highlights of fast break basketball! 

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Basketball Players becoming Billionaires

CHARACTER ONE
Basketball players can become billionaires. All they have to do is wake up to business and entrepreneurship.

CHARACTER TWO
How do they do that?

CHARACTER ONE
Mathematics says basketball is ripe for innovation! Ripe for disruption! Look at the history of basketball. What's most popular worldwide about basketball? I'll answer my own question. It's the running and gunning, it's Showtime, it's Phi Slamma Jamma, it's the dunks! It's the slam dunks at the end of incredible passes while on the run. When I was younger everybody went to see fast break basketball on the high school level.

CHARACTER TWO
But how do we get from here to there?

CHARACTER ONE
Everything's been laid out to disrupt  basketball! All you have to do is study the history of the ABA and now look at the XFL! Look at what came before the XFL, there was the AAF (Alliance of American Football).

CHARACTER TWO
Yes and there was also the UFL, the CFL, the USFL, and now the XFL.

CHARACTER ONE
Some of those leagues have been and still are successful. Remember that Jim Kelly, Herschel Walker, Doug Flutie and Steve Young, all played for the USFL - if I remember correctly.

CHARACTER TWO
And don't forget the American Football League! It competed with the NFL until the NFL merged with the American Football League. Remember that Larry Csonka was a famous football player that was the number one pick for the American Football League's Miami Dolphins! Then his team once went undefeated after the merger with the NFL. That was the only undefeated perfect season in the NFL! Or to be more clear, after three seasons in the NFL, the Miami Dolphins were the only team to have a perfect season and then win the Super Bowl. 

CHARACTER ONE
The bottom line is that if you study history and understand business, and understand how to do a startup, you can compete with the NBA! And if you do it right you can be wildly successful! That's because the situation is far better for another professional basketball league to compete with the NBA than it is for a competitor to the NFL.

CHARACTER TWO
How so? What do you mean? 

CHARACTER ONE 
Basketball has all the advantages! Basketball is a worldwide sport and it requires far less equipment! Worldwide, basketball is far more popular than American football. There has never been a better time in the history of the world to do a startup, create a new basketball league, or create new television programs, and videos, to take on the NBA!

CHARACTER ONE
How would you do it?

CHARACTER TWO
It's simple, follow the math! Follow the history of what has been successful before. First, get as many celebrity athletes as investors as possible. These celebrity athletes already have huge fan bases on Twitter, Instagram, and other social media outlets. Organize all the influencers possible who love fast break basketball! Celebrity athletes can be the first players!

CHARACTER TWO
But you said follow the math...

CHARACTER ONE
Exactly! The game of basketball has been slowed down by the three-point line. Follow basketball analytics! All you have to do to change the mathematics of basketball is start playing four-on-four full-court, three-on-three full-court, two-on-two full-court, and even one-on-one full-court. 

CHARACTER TWO
You mean change the game slightly so all the magnificent athletes aren't simply running three-point line to three-point line. You mean change the game so stepping backwards behind the three-point line isn't the most important part of the game.

CHARACTER ONE
Exactly! You have described it in a nutshell. Instead of playing full court run and gun basketball, today's players are actually incentivized to move backwards. Thus we don't have nearly the number of fast breaks, unbelievable passes, and running slam dunks that we should have.

CHARACTER TWO
I get it! I get what you are saying. It is the perfect time in history to begin new reality TV shows, scripted TV shows, new basketball leagues, new games and tournaments, all built around playing basketball with fewer than five players.

CHARACTER ONE
That's right! It's all about the math. As basketball players have gotten bigger and bigger, the courts have gotten smaller and smaller. There's less room to run and gun. But it can all be fixed very simply, without cost, by simply moving down to four-on-four, then three-on-three, then two-on-two, then one-on-one!

CHARACTER TWO
Yes I get it! The overhead is incredibly small and the market is incredibly huge! Plus, it can be done today because all basketball players today have excellent ball handling skills, not like in the old days when only the guards could dribble full court.

CHARACTER ONE
Yes, if done right such a startup would make money from the get-go. I see what you mean by the players need to wake up, some of these organizations need to wake up, perhaps things like CloseUp360, PlayersTV, and all players like ex-NBA players, ex-college players, ex-high school players, and all the social networks, especially the new ones that are competing with Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, could wake up and turn basketball fans into sports reporters and journalists overnight! The old NBA and the old social networks could be taken down at the same time with competition! 

CHARACTER TWO
Yes, that's it. That's how basketball players become billionaires. 

Copyright (c) 2020 Brad Hennenfent, M.D. All rights reserved. This is an ongoing script and treatment for television shows, videos, and experiences in all possible media, invented and not yet invented, related to playing basketball. 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Why the NBA Sucks!

CHARACTER 1
NBA basketball bores me to tears. We have the world's best athletes, all who can handle the ball, dunk, and alley-oop, but their most important skill is being able to step backwards. Boring! 

CHARACTER 2
I know exactly what you mean! I used to love Phi Slama Jama(TM) basketball. I used to love Showtime! Now all basketball players do is go from 3-point line to 3-point line and if they accidentally go too far they step backwards! It's so different now, because in the past we used to run and gun full court, basket to basket.

CHARACTER 1
Imagine if the game were actually played to take advantage of the skillsets of today's professional basketball players! 

CHARACTER 2
Yes! The NBA Monopoly could be busted. Why do investors and entrepreneurs keep trying to compete with the NFL? The NFL is basically only an American game. Basketball is worldwide. By playing four-on-four full court a new league could destroy the NBA! It would be easy to do. All you would have to do is combine basketball players with business men or women. A single social media network could make the entire 4-on-4 league take off. There would be far better highlights. Many more dunks! Many more fantastic run and gun plays. Many more fast breaks!

CHARACTER 2
This is a continuing script - screenplay - treatment, for scripted and unscripted videos regarding playing four-on-four full court basketball! Or having reality TV shows. That's right! It would be much better to play 4-on-4 full court! Fans love full court basketball! The fans love running and gunning. Players love playing fast-break basketball. There is an excess supply of fantastic basketball players! There is an NBA Monopoly ready to be broken!

By the way, Phi Slama Jama(TM) is a registered trademark of the University of Houston. Go Cougars!