Traditionally the basket design was based on the typical target at the base of a tree trunk. I guess I don't get the need to aim at a sappling trunk.
I mean better putters are gonna make longer putts on bigger baskets IMO that is more exciting longer shots going in and more incentive to go for it.
Hell I say if we are doing this for tv ratings and excitement then increasing basket size greatly adds excitement and players deciding to go for it from further away.
Guess mcbeth will make more and longer putts on smaller regulation and supersized baskets.
You want the sport to explode =bigger supersized baskets
imagine wysocki draining 150 footers on a tear. That's exciting stuff.