Who Really Cares About Free Throws?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:41 pm
Need More Proof?

That "nobody" really cares about free throws?

Take a look at this list.

Golden State Warriors ... as a team ... 71 percent free throw shooters.

Are these people supposed to be great shooters?

Jason Richardson ... 66 Percent Free Throw Shooter
Baron Davis ... 67 Percent Free Throw Shooter
Mickael Pietrus ... 56 Percent Free Throw Shooter

Ron Artest ... 61 Percent Free Throw Shooter

Is this guy supposed to be SMART?

Adonal Foyle ... 56 Percent Free Throw Shooter

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:30 pm
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:35 pm
The change has to happen from the younger kids. Teach them that 90% of the FTs go in if you do an underhanded free throw and change the name "granny". The granny is why a lot of youngsters hate to shoot the shot like that.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:50 pm
tkono wrote:The change has to happen from the younger kids. Teach them that 90% of the FTs go in if you do an underhanded free throw and change the name "granny". The granny is why a lot of youngsters hate to shoot the shot like that.

Tim


Wow ... sounds like a conversation from the 60's ... how to end discrimination :banghead:

Change the name granny ... start with somebody else besides me ... in the meantime .. I'm a 66 percenter :banghead:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:06 pm
SoCooLBob wrote:
tkono wrote:The change has to happen from the younger kids. Teach them that 90% of the FTs go in if you do an underhanded free throw and change the name "granny". The granny is why a lot of youngsters hate to shoot the shot like that.

Tim


Wow ... sounds like a conversation from the 60's ... how to end discrimination :banghead:

Change the name granny ... start with somebody else besides me ... in the meantime .. I'm a 66 percenter :banghead:

:agrue:

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Well thats why none of the kids in my middle school and high school shot underhanded. It was just not "cool".

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:28 pm
I know where you're coming from brother .... I hear you and I say Amen!

IT'S CERTAINLY :D SoCô¿ôL :D NOW

Interestingly enough ... a kid can't shoot the shot "totally" the way Rick Barry shoots it ... until their hands are big enough.

They can shoot SoCô¿ôL Bob's High Speed Video version of the shot ... because when I first learned it I emphasized the fact that the shot IS just one single movement of the body, that the basket will teach you the shot if you try it!

I CHOOSE to EMPHASIZE that when I first learned the shot:

a) I was 58 years old.
b) I had never tried the shot in any way I can recall before.
c) I practiced just about three hours a week for just about six weeks before I shot the video, unedited, 56 out of 60!
d) I comfortably identify myself as an 80 percent free throw shooter, at the age of 60, even though I haven't shot more than a couple of single free throws for the last six months.
e) I know HOW EASY the SHOT IS.
f) That's the simple fact of the matter for me. THIS is the WORLD'S EASIEST PHYSICAL SKILL for which an athlete gets points.
g) It's easy to perfect to the tune of 80 percent by practically anybody who breathes.
h) The one thing that stands between making this shot for any professional or semi-successful amateur basketball player is their brain.
i) What's yo'er excuse? and your's? and yo'er's? and YOUR'S?

My current excuse for Ya'll is ... NOBODY really CARES!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:49 am
Someone has to tell Mullin he has to hire SoCooLBob as an assistant coach.

We need help hitting those damn free throws.



And I want to see his name near the coaching staff in the web site.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 1:15 pm
:D

SOMEBODY DOES!!!

http://www.goldenstwarriors.com/viewtop ... 1350#21350
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:00 pm
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Who among us would expect to make those three shots? :D

Who among the Warriors?

Who would :?:
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:12 pm
I nominate SoCoolBob for best gimmick on the forum. This free-throws thing is great!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:04 am
The Warriors are so bad at freethrows right now!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:07 am
SoCooLBob wrote:Image

Stanford Role Model

Who among us would expect to make those three shots? :D

Who among the Warriors?

Who would :?:


Chris Hernandez. Very good shooter. Excellent at free throws. I saw him play once at a Stanford bball game when I was a grad student there.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:55 am
#32 wrote:I nominate SoCoolBob for best gimmick on the forum. This free-throws thing is great!


WOW!!!

Yo'er WISDOM astounds me !!!

IN ADDITION ... I have a quote on the bottom of my "from the desk of" stationary which reads ...
Wisdom Is Knowing What To Do Next
Virtue Is Doing It


DO you play basketball?
Have you "Shot The Shot?"
More than once?

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THANKS !!! :banghead: :D
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:33 pm
Hahaha, I have indeed "shot the shot more than once".... :mrgreen:

I wanna see where this is going... :mrgreen:
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:32 pm
Underhand?

Have you shot the shot from the free throw line in a similar way to the
way Rick Barry shoots the shot?

http://www.socool.com/tv/current :D

For how long? With what results? etc. etc. etc.?

#32 wrote:I wanna see where this is going... :mrgreen:


Me too !!! :!:
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