While this is quite effective, the cinder-block ball is not very helpful.
Just consider it an homage to James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, who made the first hoops out of peach baskets.
It's all about getting stops!
I've heard of draining shots, but this baseline makes it pretty easy to shoot bricks.
You know those games of baseball that all the kids played in the street, and they had to yell "car" every time a car was coming? Yeah, it's kind of like that.
After all, James Naismith invented the game of basketball using peach crates for the first hoops!