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Old 12-08-2012, 05:27 AM   #31
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Default Re: Nash, a career 90% FT shooter, offers D12 some pointers and ignores it

The ship has sailed for Dwight Howard. He's done improving.

Luckily for the Lakers, that doesn't stop him from being one of the best basketball players in the world.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:31 AM   #32
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Default Re: Nash, a career 90% FT shooter, offers D12 some pointers and ignores it

I bet Howard is probably a pretty decent free throw shooter in a gym by himself. I hear the guys that shoot in the mid 70's and 80's virtually never miss free throws in practice. It could be mental like how Howard said. He has decent form but his follow through looks robotic. He's too stiff.

I don't think Nash could help this guy at all. I'm a pretty good free throw shooter myself. I made 50 in a row a while back. I tried to teach my friend some pointers and he didn't do any better than the way he was shooter before. My friend is a pretty good shooter too. That free throw line can be totally mental.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:27 AM   #33
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Default Re: Nash, a career 90% FT shooter, offers D12 some pointers and ignores it

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He could learn to shoot the ball underhand and be above 50% in a week.

True but the problem is:

a) It doesn't look cool.
b) Nobody else in the world is doing it so he'll look like an idiot.
c) It doesn't look cool.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:13 AM   #34
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Default Re: Nash, a career 90% FT shooter, offers D12 some pointers and ignores it

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Okay, even still, Nash may be one of the best FT shooters of all time, but that doesn't mean he would know how to teach someone how to do it.

And Nash is 6'3. Dwight is 7 foot with huge hands. Very different. It's cool Nash was trying to help, but he's not a free throw shooting coach.

Yes but if there is one player he should listen to it's probably nash (or someone with Dwight's size that is actually good at shooting freethrows).
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:19 AM   #35
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Default Re: Nash, a career 90% FT shooter, offers D12 some pointers and ignores it

I have seen Nash in the past improve his team mates free throw percents. He is definitely a free throw coach and a coach all around. Point guards are really on court coaches. It's a damn shame Dwight isn't open to coaching on areas where hes weak. Truly sad.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:22 AM   #36
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:25 AM   #37
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Default Re: Nash, a career 90% FT shooter, offers D12 some pointers and ignores it

What a f*cking dumbass piece of shit with no desire to improve. LISTEN TO A GOAT FREETHROW SHOOTER AND DO WHATEVER THE HELL HE SAYS.

Dwight bends his legs, waits to seconds, then just throws up a prayer with his arms. No point to bend your legs at all if you shoot like that. No power generated from his legs, its always random from his arms. It is really embarrassing to watch his freethrows.

DO WHAT NASH TELLS YOU YOU LAZY PIECE OF SHIT! He's 2 time MVP!

Dwight is a born loser
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:29 AM   #38
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Default Re: Nash, a career 90% FT shooter, offers D12 some pointers and ignores it

"I just have to go up there and shoot it my way and not get caught up in what everybody else is saying, because that's when I miss."


WRONG WRONG WRONG.

You miss because your way is wrong!

Look at this piece of shit! He is blaming everyone else for him missing! He only misses when he gets caught up with what everyone says. It's not his fault he misses! It's everyone elses!

Dwight's thinking is completely off here.

If your way hasn't been working for your entire career, THEN TRY SOMEONE ELSE'S WAY.

People can't keep using the "he's young, he'll improve" excuse. He doesn't want to improve, or work on new technique, therefore he won't improve.

He has the mindset of a failure. He is not a laker. He is never going to be a great player. Let him walk.


Criticize Shaq all you want but he was right about D12.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:35 AM   #39
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Default Re: Nash, a career 90% FT shooter, offers D12 some pointers and ignores it

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The difference is he is playing for the lakers and its showing how much of a pussy dwight is, he is so scared of the pressure you can see it on his face. I bet this goofball thought hollywood would be all fun and games. Can't wait to hear what kobe has to say if he keeps this up for 10-20 more games
You can tell Kobe really wants to call him out but is being really diplomatic in his old age because he knows the FO thinks Dwight is the future of the franchise. Also I think Kobe doesnt want more people saying he drives other stars out of town.

You can tell how much Dwights attitude pisses him off but he's holding it in. Can't hold it in forever.

Nash probably isn't impressed at his advice being brushed away instantly from some scrub D12, considering he's a 2x MVP and one of the best freethrow shooters ever.

Dwight is just a big immature baby. Let him walk.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:16 AM   #40
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Default Re: Nash, a career 90% FT shooter, offers D12 some pointers and ignores it

Definition of Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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Old 12-08-2012, 10:30 AM   #41
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Default Re: Nash, a career 90% FT shooter, offers D12 some pointers and ignores it

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True but the problem is:

a) It doesn't look cool.
b) Nobody else in the world is doing it so he'll look like an idiot.
c) It doesn't look cool.


his current ft% makes him look like an idiot
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Default Re: Nash, a career 90% FT shooter, offers D12 some pointers and ignores it

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He could learn to shoot the ball underhand and be above 50% in a week.


It's not that easy. I've tried shooting underhand free throws at the gym, I could not get a consistent rotation.
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Dwight is such a joke lol

Why is Davis called "Big Baby" and Howard not called "Biggest Baby"?
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:33 PM   #45
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Default Re: Nash, a career 90% FT shooter, offers D12 some pointers and ignores it

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i can't think of many other sports where so many of the top players lag so much (to put it politely) on their fundamental technique. that, and are so resistant to learn / change.

probably not the majority, but the ones that stand out REALLY stand out. it's something that's always brought the NBA down in my eyes, even though it's still one of my favorites. but at times it feels like a circus full of clowns who think of themselves as dramatic actors.

After just watching the latest Javale McGee goof, I couldn't agree with you more.
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