We all remember the uber-famous golfer Kim Jong-ils earth shattering round of a 38 under par 34. It included 11 hole-in-ones and had no score worse than birdie. This was the first round he had ever played and just blew away the 17 security witnesses. Now that this treasure is gone, his son is changing basketball to give it that much needed boost.
Points ... Kim Jong-un decides basketball needs a change. Source: AP
Former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's self-reported 38-under round of golf is nothing compared to what his son Kim Jong-un has cooked up on the basketball court.
We all remember the shockwaves felt throughout the golfing world when North Korea's state-run media revealed Tiger Woods' golfing ability was a very distant second to that of their 'Dear Leader'.
Kim reportedly nailed 11 holes-in-one and shot a 38-under par round of 34 the first time he ever picked up a club, at Pyongyang Golf Course in 1994.
The report was verified by 17 trusty security guards, who all agreed Kim shot no worse than a birdie on any hole and recorded a score 21 shots better than any professional golfer in history.
Incredible stuff from a 52-year-old who'd never played the game before.
But North Korea - now ruled by Kim's son Kim Jong-un - has turned its game-changing attentions to basketball, reinventing the scoring system.
Forget about the final moments of a game taking half an hour as teams relentlessly send each other to the free throw line.
Why not continue to shoot field goals, which quadruple in value to eight points during the last three minutes?
Or get yourself a bonus point for a slam dunk?
The full list of rules includes:
NORTH KOREA'S BASKETBALL SCORING RULES
- Slam dunks are worth three points (up from two)
- Field goals in the final three minutes of the game are worth eight points (up from two)
- Three-pointers are worth four if the ball doesn't touch the rim
- A point is deducted for missed free throws
One thing's for sure - there'll be no North Korean renaissance for Shaquille O'Neal, with his famously horrific career free throw success rate of just over 50 per cent.