Gregg Popovich recently lamented the current aesthetics in the NBA.

While the San Antonio Spurs played a grinding and boring style during much of Popovich's tenure, they played a beautiful form of the game when they went to two straight Finals.

"There's no basketball anymore, there's no beauty in it," he said.


Popovich seemed to suggest the rise of the three-pointer as a culprit.

"Now you look at a stat sheet after a game and the first thing you look at is the 3s. If you made 3s and the other team didn't, you win. You don't even look at the rebounds or the turnovers or how much transition D was involved. You don't even care.

"These days there's such an emphasis on the 3 because it's proven to be analytically correct."