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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

Jermain O'Neal has the best free throw

 

yeah ever since Chuck Hayes uncovered the secrets of the free throw shooting

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it's funny, with most of the really bad free throw shooters i can remember -- shaq, dwight, etc. -- there was something distinctly wrong in their motion. DJ seems to be able to shoot badly despite doing everything right. i remember one analyst talking about how it was actually harder for big guys to shoot free throws because their hands are so large that it's hard for them to hold the ball right. let's see where he is next year.
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he could as well try under hand shot, it won't be any worse :)

Rick Barry lead NBA FT% with that shot, but than again Rick Barry was a good shooter

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Not sure if he counts as a big but I always thought Duncan had an odd free throw. It just kinda zips to the basket, no arc or anything
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he could as well try under hand shot, it won't be any worse smile.gif
Rick Barry lead NBA FT% with that shot, but than again Rick Barry was a good shooter

forgot who but one of the old timers said that he guarantees any of these bad FT shooters (Howard etc) that he'll teach them to shoot it underhand and they will not shoot worse than 70%. Underhand is actually really easy for anyone, once you get used to it and these guys would probably shoot FT's in the 80's but I'm sure its seen as "gay" and they would not do it.

I think Clyde Frazier shot them that way, he was a career 80% FT shooter but as he regularly says on Knicks broadcasts, today's players are about style over substance. Don't block the shot to a teammate, send it flying 10 rows into the crowd.
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^ it was very popular shooting form for FT back in 50/60

 

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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

Not sure if he counts as a big but I always thought Duncan had an odd free throw. It just kinda zips to the basket, no arc or anything

 

 

his form is good but his shots are always so flat

I guess it's because he is tall and his shot always needed less arc, kinda like Yao but Yao still had better arc even though he was taller.

Dirk is great, he has great arc/rotation on his shot, like a guard. I guess when you are tall you are tempted to shot it a bit flat, because you can.

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he could as well try under hand shot, it won't be any worse smile.gif
Rick Barry lead NBA FT% with that shot, but than again Rick Barry was a good shooter
i always thought that's what shaq should do. he supposedly had something wrong with his wrist, which made it less flexible. always looked like he was shot-putting it up. he worked with a ft coach one year and actually started shooting better. then he decided he didn't need coaching anymore and reverted to mean.
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MAMMA THERE GOES THAT MAN

i pray he doesn't get fired, lest we get barraged with cheesy news article titles
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i pray he doesn't get fired, lest we get barraged with cheesy news article titles

come on NAMOR... YOU'RE BETTER THAN THAT.
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"...And what do we like about this young MD? Well, two things. One: he always gets deep penetration. Okay? And two: he knows how to finish" i think i heard hubie say that once
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never liked hubie

 

JVG, Steve Kerr, Doug Collins all more insightful and better to listen

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liked collins' commentary, but his voice always sounds whiny.
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

come on NAMOR... YOU'RE BETTER THAN THAT.

you want better?

J.T. FTW!
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Originally Posted by wojt View Post

never liked hubie

JVG, Steve Kerr, Doug Collins all more insightful and better to listen

Can't stand Hubie either. So ponderous.
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liked collins' commentary, but his voice always sounds whiny.

I think that was his problem as the Sixers' coach. He certainly had good things to say, but no one wanted to listen to it after a while.
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