In New Yorker magazine (April 25) titled “A marriage counselor tries to heckle at a Knicks game” -http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/shouts/2013/04/a-marriage-counselor-tries-to-heckle-at-a-knicks-game.html- there was the following statement:
“Laughter and joke-telling is healthy and can be used to convey messages that may otherwise be too difficult to express!
Melo, you suck! - - Ref, are you blind? - - FOUL? Are you kidding me?
Get your head out of your ass, you must be the most flexible person I’ve ever seen!
Go for a three! I want to see this game go to overtime! I know it’s difficult to hear, but I believe there is a future for you both!"
For me as an utter layman of pro basketball games, it seems a fervent New York Knicks fan is sending a yell to Melo who was robbed his play by the ref, but what does “Go for a three” mean? I was unable to find the hint for this phrase on Google search.