B-ball question regarding the 3 point arc

I know they moved the 3 point line out.

Why is there 2 arcs now?
I've heard some theories but I figured somebody here would know for sure, after several back and forth smart ass answers.

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I believe the other arc is there for the women's games.

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I've always wondered why women have a different arc (yes, I know it was the same for a few years recently).

They should be capable of shooting just as well. They would just struggle getting it over defenders if 6'5 people were guarding them, but obviously that doesn't happen as much.

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Along those lines... why not have a shorter basket and closer FT line if they're going to have a closer 3pt line.

I still see a fair number of NCAAW players jumping to shoot free throws. That's probably a good indication as to why their arc is closer than the men's.

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The women's ball also has about a 5% smaller diameter which allows for greater margin for error when shooting though the same hoops the men shoot through. Two women's balls can pass through the rim simultaneously, at their widest point, with 1/4 inch of room to spare.

Imagine how much better S. Curry would be if the hoops were 5% wider to maintain a consistent ratio with the women's game.

Two women's balls can pass through the rim simultaneously, at their widest point, with 1/4 inch of room to spare.

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They keep moving the arc back, but the court is not any wider, so the corner 3 has become the best way to get 3. Also the arc has to run parallel to the sideline farther up the court as they make the 3 pt arc farther out.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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