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Old 07-11-2015, 07:27 PM   #10
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Default Re: Need a clutch shooting game? Play seven.

Originally Posted by RidonKs
around the world! pet names are hilarious haha


i've intentionally gone down around dusk and then there's a time stamp on it which rushes me which makes me fk up. you're right though, it is deceptive. i always nail the first four until i get to the elbow or ft line and somehow my shot goes funky and i completely lose my form. i think that's a psychological/expectations kind of thing.
Interdasting. We also play Champion, where there are n-1 equally spaced spots along the 3pt line, and one person under the basket. All shoot a three until they miss, then after the ball comes back to the spot all the players rotate. When the first player returns under the basket (full cycle), we count who got scored on the most and he is out. If it's a tie players shoot 3 threes from a position, then 2 and 1 if needed. Thing is you could also play Champion along the paint-line, and while suckers laugh when I suggest it, they usually get thrown out early. We then do not count on cycles, but a player who gets scored 10 + a hook shot is out. It ends up being hook shot duel from the free throw line. It's deceptive indeed.

that's intense. i'm nowhere near that regimented, the game i described above and around the world are pretty much all i do. then i turn lazy and start lofting hook shots and shitty double clutches around the paint. then i go home.

my jumper is really unorthodox... err ugly. guys at my scrimmage have called it a screwball. never the right backspin on it, but somehow i make a decent number of them. something i've noticed lately is how much i palm the ball shooting instead of using my fingertips more. i think that's another ray allen lesson i picked up from somewhere.

i'm a streak/rhythm shooter anyway, as i said, my mechanics are balls

where do you live?
Well depends. A lot of guys just waste time using it for laid back shooting on their own. You have to work to improve... Practise crossovers, tempo, arms and legs getting tired from shooting. What I hate is guys who can barely dribble but always dribble a lazy between-the-legs before shooting a jumpshot. It translates to precisely nothing on the court. Make sure you're not one of them... at least do tempo hook shots from under the basket without bringing the ball down, that's hard.

Yeah well it's easy to see who went to bball school and who haven't when watching a jumper. It's a mess if they haven't, and it's very rigid, straight-up and inflexible if they have. Schooled ones make the open set shots with incredible accuracy, though. I played with like 60+ year old former pros, silver hair and looking like a skeleton. You leave them open it's money all the time, but they can't adjust mid-air however. That's what shooting for a living is, I guess...

this is me shooting:

I'm from Lithuania, you?
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