There’s a pivotal scene in the classic 1992 movie White Men Can’t Jump

where the two main characters, Sidney Deane and Billy Hoyle,

where the two main characters, Sidney Deane and Billy Hoyle,

try to settle an argument by betting whether or not Billy can successfully pull off a dunk.

After his first attempt fails, he looks gobsmacked at the basket and asks a critical question: “Is this s— regulation?”

Sidney jumps up to grab the rim and deduces that it is, in fact, regulation

It doesn’t appear that Billy was on the scene ahead of Wednesday night’s Game 3 of the NBA Finals, 

It doesn’t appear that Billy was on the scene ahead of Wednesday night’s Game 3 of the NBA Finals, 

but thankfully somebody was present at the TD Garden to ask that all-important question. 

During pre-game warm-ups, a Warriors assistant coach noticed something off about one of the baskets. 

After bringing it to officials’s attention, it was determined that the hoop was, in fact, a few inches too tall.

Breaking out a stepladder and measuring stick is a much more official way of determining a basket’s true height, so maybe Billy was right all along