What is the Elam Ending?
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The Elam Ending is the best kind of innovation – both practical and cool. And it’s the future of basketball.
The Elam Ending makes the great sport of basketball even greater, not by changing the sport, but by doing the opposite – preserving a more natural and exciting style of play through the end of every game.
In a nutshell, the Elam Ending calls for the first part of a game to be played with a clock, and the last part of a game to be played without a clock.
This elegant concept has proven to address what we don’t enjoy about late-game play (fouling, stalling, predictable outcomes, etc.), and enhance what we do enjoy (athleticism, thrilling finishes, and wild celebrations).
The Elam Ending has won over old-school and new-school thinkers, basketball lifers and casual fans alike, at the NBA All-Star Game, TBT: The Basketball Tournament, and countless leagues and events throughout the world.
what They’re Saying
“Nick’s talk about the evolution and launch of the Elam Ending is an inspiring tale of passion, perseverance, and an inspiration to anyone who’s ever had a big idea. Nick’s tenacity to pursue something that would seem impossible to most serves as motivation to anyone of any age to chase their dream.”
“Upon entering our high school, Dr. Elam immediately engaged students and did so in a way that all students could grasp and connect to in a personal way. He was also patient and detailed in answering all of their questions. His visit was thought provoking and many students commented on his visit being an important moment they remember from this year. The message he delivered stuck.”
“I think the Elam Ending idea is very cool, and there are some important lessons in your story such as how to respond to adversity and stay persistent!”