View Full Version : When will centers star sucking up their ego and shooting underhand?

el hidalgo
03-22-2013, 07:36 PM
I was excited to watch the Heat vs Pistons play today on NBA network. I look up andre drummond's stats and what do i see? he shoots 36.5% from the freethrow line. horrible. When will some of these horrible FT shooting centers start shooting FT's underhand? It not only gets you closer to the hoop when you shoot, but it is easier for talls players to make.

These guys need to let go of their ego and give it a shot. see: rick barry

03-22-2013, 07:45 PM
Never lol?

John Walls Era
03-22-2013, 07:52 PM
shooting underhand probably won't improve their shooting. THey would need to practice doing that, but if they are going to use all that time to shoot differently, they may as well work harder on their FTs now.

03-22-2013, 08:20 PM
I hope english isn't your first language.

03-22-2013, 08:49 PM

03-22-2013, 08:54 PM
GS was thinking about starting that with Andris biedrins

03-22-2013, 10:07 PM
:speechless: I thought Drummond shooting 25% in college might have been a fluke, guess not :laugh2: .

03-22-2013, 10:17 PM
I would love to see someone actually shoot underhand (granny) style.

03-22-2013, 10:31 PM
i think there was a college player that actually jumped lol it was on espn a couple weeks ago.

03-23-2013, 02:13 PM
Guys like Wilt, Rondo, and Shaq have problems because of the hugeness of their hands. If you can't repeat the grip/motion and don't get a consistent spin on the ball, you are candidates for shooting underhand. And yes, it takes a ton of practice. It has the same issues as two handed shots from the 50's and 60's before they figured out one handed was better - almost everyone has one arm, hands, fingers stronger than the other, so it's hard to have to ball come out evenly.

If you really have a problem I think you can improve it faster with practice, a coach to teach you/correct your mechanics, and use of the back board - then a radical move like going underhanded.

03-23-2013, 02:22 PM
shooting underhand won't make you automatically a better ft shooter. every form takes practise to be good. and rick barry did that.

03-23-2013, 03:53 PM
i think there was a college player that actually jumped lol it was on espn a couple weeks ago.

Yep. http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/player/_/id/41151/ryan-evans

Look at how his FT% fell off this year. Weird.

03-23-2013, 04:27 PM
I think the OP is drunk

03-23-2013, 04:36 PM
Biedrins and Drummond take some lessons.

03-24-2013, 12:13 AM
I hope english isn't your first language.

Who is this post directed to and what is the point of it?

All of the posts before yours make perfect sense except for your own.

03-24-2013, 01:27 PM

03-24-2013, 08:37 PM
I have been thinking the same thing. I mean clearly for guys like Dwight Howard, the normal way of shooting a free-throw isn't working. He isn't going to get any better doing the same thing. It can't hurt to try another way of shooting.

I mean technically speaking, guys like Howard and Shaq fall right under the definition of insane. Doing the same thing and expecting (or atleast hoping for) different results. It aint gonna happen. Try another form please!