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Gibby
02-21-2013, 01:48 AM
Is this true? if it is, how is that possible? you go from 90% to under 60% during your nba career. Has this happened to other nba players. I say its BS or he is exaggerating. someone please find the stats.

He said this during an interview with espn a couple of weeks back. I dont know if this was discussed before.

YouCan'tBeatLA
02-21-2013, 01:52 AM
Is this true? if it is, how is that possible? you go from 90% to under 60% during your nba career. Has this happened to other nba players. I say its BS or he is exaggerating. someone please find the stats.

He said this during an interview with espn a couple of weeks back. I dont know if this was discussed before.

He wasn't as big, maybe that's why.

SugeKnight
02-21-2013, 01:54 AM
He had gentle hands

Gibby
02-21-2013, 01:56 AM
in his rookie year he shot 67%. its slightly better and he wasnt that big back then.

mikekhelxD
02-21-2013, 01:57 AM
Yeah he said it. Just like everybody that play ball, it is mostly in your head. That was Howard's reasoning. I suck with FT as well and I am a god damn good shooter. When I shootmy FT's, I have to do my ritual **** or else i'll definitely miss it.

ACanadian
02-21-2013, 02:11 AM
I hit like ~80% but sucked as a shooter lol...

Hawkeye15
02-21-2013, 02:15 AM
good for the primadonna. Maybe he can get back there again one day..

sunsfan88
02-21-2013, 02:20 AM
When Shaq was with Phoenix, he said similar things.

sunsfan88
02-21-2013, 02:21 AM
He wasn't as big, maybe that's why.

What does that have to do with anything though?

Pau, Dirk, Yao, etc are all pretty huge and shoot much better than Dwight.

VinceCarter
02-21-2013, 02:34 AM
Is this true? if it is, how is that possible?

How big were his hands when he shot 90%? I bet that's where you'll find the answer. Big hands=hard to shoot

Raps08-09 Champ
02-21-2013, 02:36 AM
If he was shorter, then maybe he shot a respectable %. I say he shot in the 70-77% range. No way you can go from 90 to below 60 over a couple of years.

LeperMessiah
02-21-2013, 02:38 AM
He isn't shooting that now.

Raps08-09 Champ
02-21-2013, 02:39 AM
What does that have to do with anything though?

Pau, Dirk, Yao, etc are all pretty huge and shoot much better than Dwight.

You're a better shooter when you're shorter because the arc and angle is different. Pau, Dirk and Yao probably learned to shoot starting from when they were shorter and just adapted as they grew. Howard probably never was a good shooter to begin with, which is why him shooting 90% is probably an exaggeration.

Gibby
02-21-2013, 02:47 AM
How big were his hands when he shot 90%? I bet that's where you'll find the answer. Big hands=hard to shoot

his hands havent grown since he was 17. at least not a lot.

Raps08-09 Champ
02-21-2013, 02:48 AM
his hands havent grown since he was 17. at least not a lot.

He could've been talking about his first year of HS or something. He was probably around 6'6" or shorter during his first 2 years of H.S.

mvb815
02-21-2013, 02:53 AM
It's the biceps

HouRealCoach
02-21-2013, 04:00 AM
I believe him

Hawkize31
02-21-2013, 04:38 AM
Monstars took his talent.

jerellh528
02-21-2013, 04:47 AM
Maybe he did, we don't know that.

TheBlackHole
02-21-2013, 08:52 AM
Howard should try taking granny shots. I'm pretty sure his pride would keep him from improving his game though.

sventhedog
02-21-2013, 09:17 AM
this proves that dreams are definitely far from reality.

yaswaggin
02-21-2013, 09:28 AM
His shooting form is horrible, no way in hell he shot even late 70s

ewing
02-21-2013, 10:39 AM
********.

ewing
02-21-2013, 10:41 AM
Considering i'd put my high school % at around 85%, including a one game where i went 17 for 17 and the fact that i have a prettier stroke and a much softer touch then Dwight i would conclude that he is totally full of poop.

MrfadeawayJB
02-21-2013, 11:49 AM
90% is great for any player so i seriously doubt that

Sly Guy
02-21-2013, 11:56 AM
yeah, he was a regular mark price.

ewing
02-21-2013, 11:56 AM
yeah, he was a regular mark price.


haha

RaiderLakersA's
02-21-2013, 12:31 PM
Is this true? if it is, how is that possible? you go from 90% to under 60% during your nba career. Has this happened to other nba players. I say its BS or he is exaggerating. someone please find the stats.

He said this during an interview with espn a couple of weeks back. I dont know if this was discussed before.

What was the sample size? I'd like to see the number of FTAs first. Small samples tend to distort perception. Now if it happens that he made something like 315 out of 350 free throws attempts, then I might believe him.

ewing
02-21-2013, 12:47 PM
What was the sample size? I'd like to see the number of FTAs first. Small samples tend to distort perception. Now if it happens that he made something like 315 out of 350 free throws attempts, then I might believe him.


If you believe him you are ********

LakersIn5
02-21-2013, 12:54 PM
he shot 9 out of 10

HouRealCoach
02-21-2013, 12:54 PM
If you believe him you are ********

It's possible to fall that hard... Brendan Haywood was once a 73% FT shooter and fell to 36% in a few years

Howard could shoot for real in High School though. He even played the 3 spot in high school at times.

There's a few players in the league that could actually shoot threes in the past but are terrible now

mjt20mik
02-21-2013, 01:04 PM
Just shut up and practice your freethrows Dwight

ewing
02-21-2013, 01:18 PM
It's possible to fall that hard... Brendan Haywood was once a 73% FT shooter and fell to 36% in a few years

Howard could shoot for real in High School though. He even played the 3 spot in high school at times.

There's a few players in the league that could actually shoot threes in the past but are terrible now


You have to be pure to shoot 90% from the line. It takes skill and a lot of work. You do not go from something effortless and pure to what Dwight Howard shoots now.

Raps08-09 Champ
02-21-2013, 01:33 PM
I don't understand why people don't use the backboard for free throws. Big men typically has flat FT shots. Use the backboard to make it easier.

tonyd3b54
02-21-2013, 01:45 PM
Is this true? if it is, how is that possible? you go from 90% to under 60% during your nba career. Has this happened to other nba players. I say its BS or he is exaggerating. someone please find the stats.

He said this during an interview with espn a couple of weeks back. I dont know if this was discussed before.

his shot is atrocious. he doesnt extend his elbow at all. everything he does is a flick of the wrist from a bent elbow. I cant imagine how hard it is to shoot like that. proper form has the wrist following through right as the elbow starts to lock. howard poops all over proper form.

*Superman*
02-21-2013, 02:12 PM
And I banged Kate Upton before she became famous.

Sactown
02-21-2013, 02:16 PM
It was a typo, he meant 9% guys.

iam brett favre
02-21-2013, 02:19 PM
If you shoot less than 85% and are a professional basketball player, you are a disgrace.

ewing
02-21-2013, 04:48 PM
I don't understand why people don't use the backboard for free throws. Big men typically has flat FT shots. Use the backboard to make it easier.

a straight on bank shot is a very difficult that takes real touch. A flat shot will be too strong from straight on off the glass. You can shoot a line drive off glass from the angle like Timmy but not from the foul line

Nats_vcu-Okc35
02-21-2013, 05:37 PM
What difference does it make to him being terrible now?