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Old 09-01-2006, 05:03 AM   #1
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Default Are international freethrows harder to shoot?

Seems like the US guys that normally make free throws easily are missing them in international competition. Is it because it's a "different game"? Maybe its because they can't see the freethrow line. Does anyone see the freethrow line in that "Toyota" circle? Is there a line at all? Do they tell how they are not on the line by looking at the second "o" in Toyota?
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Old 09-01-2006, 05:13 AM   #2
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the rim and the ball are different. The rims in Europe are bouncier from my experience
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Old 09-01-2006, 05:25 AM   #3
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Maybe it's the shooting background that's making them miss.....
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the rim and the ball are different. The rims in Europe are bouncier from my experience

dumbest thing i have ever read. you should go jump off a tall building asap.
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Well i just got back from doing a bball tour in ITaly where we played professional club teams using FIBA rules. These were my observations, our team had trouble as well.
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the thing is here they actually get hit on fouls, not just touched like in the nba.
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I just think that for the US players, when theyre playing in the NBA, they play so many games and get to the line so often, they develop a nice rhythm, but in the WC they may only get to the line a few times a game. Also they are handling the ball alot less and getting less shots in general. When youre playing 80 plus games and shooting 10-15 free throws a game in the same environment you reach a certain comfort level that I dont think they can reach in the WCs.
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