Thursday, January 24, 2008

Hey Kenny Belton

I found this on
It took me thirty seconds
Maybe you should read it

Free throws are crucial to a team's success. Making these unguarded shots 15 feet from the hoop separates the winners from the losers.
Difficulty: Easy
Things You'll Need
Step One
Balance yourself at the free throw line. Keep your feet shoulder-width apart and parallel to one another.
Step Two
Point both feet and square your upper body toward the basket. Position your feet just behind the line; move one of your feet back an inch or two, if that's comfortable.
Step Three
Hold the ball by using the hand of your nonshooting arm to support and cradle it lightly. Place the middle three fingers of your shooting hand on the seams of the ball, with your thumb and palm acting as supports.
Step Four
Keep your shooting forearm straight, and avoid tilting it to one side. Try to keep the arm that will be releasing the ball oriented toward the basket.
Step Five
Aim for a target just above the rim, and try not to shoot the ball short. A good target is the backboard shooting square drawn above the rim.
Step Six
Bend your knees. An accurate shot doesn't rely on arm strength; it uses leg strength to propel the shooter upward.
Step Seven
Shoot in one fluid motion, straightening your knees to strengthen the shot and your arm to provide aim. Release the ball with your fingertips. This allows you more control over your shot and a softer arc because of the backspin you create.
Step Eight
Follow through by bending your shooting hand forward, as though you're reaching for the rim.
Tips & Warnings
Practice, practice, practice.
Being comfortable with your shot can make a big difference. If you find a motion that helps, such as adding a little hop while shooting, use it.
Take your time at the line. Most players bounce the ball or spin it in their hands before setting up their free throws.

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