"Three seconds! Three seconds!!" It's an oft-heard scream. Fans are obsessed with that rule, and I blame that on the American public education system. From the moment a child learns to count to three, somebody is shoving a standardized test in his face and screaming, "PROVE IT!" We spend the rest of our traumatized lives feeling compelled to prove constantly that we can count to three.
Meanwhile, graduates of the German school system like, oh, I don't know, let's just take Heidi Klum as an example, spend their lives being glamorous super models and starring in hit reality TV shows.
Both are vital to the game of basketball.