Getting someone who agrees with you to nod their head more vigorously is a layup.
Getting someone who is shaking their head to stop for a second and think, that’s a three pointer.
Lately it seems as if a lot of us are just taking the easy shots, getting the people who already agree with us to agree just a little bit more. We no longer aim for the people we once hoped to reach, because (and let’s face it) changing someone else’s mind is hard work.
If you are playing to win, the easy layups just aren’t going to cut it. Go for 3 or go home.
Note: I know little to nothing about sports, so this metaphor may be for crap…