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NBA Playoffs 2013

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Tennessy XO, Apr 19, 2013.

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  1. RavensShallBurn Ruck the Favens

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    If the Grizzlies knew how to hit free throws under pressure, they'd be up 2-1 right now and in total control of the series.

    I swear... I'll never understand why so many NBA players suck at free throws. I understand missing one every now and then, but I feel like everyone should be around 90%.

    I don't play much bball, but back when I would play for fun... Give me about 30 minutes to warm up and I'll be hitting 9/10. Now, under pressure things might change, but you've gotta be a man and block that sh*t out.
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    Got to understand that they are 7 inches taller than us with way bigger hands. How they shoot a FT is like you holding a golf ball trying to make a FT.

    Seems easy, but when you have 30,000 fans screaming, it can get hard.
  3. RavensShallBurn Ruck the Favens

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    Idk about 7 inches taller than me. There are a pretty large percentage of NBA players my height. What is the average NBA height anyways? 6'6"?

    I don't see how being taller would make it any harder though. Just adjust to it and practice. It's not hard.
  4. Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    To me, I'd relate free throw shooting in the NBA to easy drops in the NFL.

    Players will make an incredible catch on the sidelines, and then drop a wide open pass.

    NBA players will hit a jumper in transition... then miss free throws.

    But it's all psychology, IMO.



    I think they let it get in their heads. Which is easy. Because you know it's the easiest shot. So you almost over-focus at times, knowing that. Like... if you miss one, especially.

    But I don't know. It is weird. Muscle memory should make FTs automatic, almost.

    Trick to FT shooting is to not look at the rim until you pull up to shoot. MJ said that back in the day and I used it always. Says your mind will calculate it/muscle memory will hit it. Much like you make shots with defense on you. But if you stare at it, your brain stalls, basically.

    Yet almost every NBA FT shooter I see stares at it the whole time. So who knows.
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    From earlier...

    Pretty much what Deuce said, we've been talking about the demise of the Spurs for the last 6 years, but as long as Pop is their coach, they'll be relevant. Guy knows how to motivate, his X's and O's, and knows how to manage his stars' minutes. Duncan would have been retired by now playing for any other coach and no way Tony Parker plays like the best PG at his age.

    I disagree with what you said about Duncan though, just because he doesn't wear his emotions on his sleeve doesn't mean he isn't competitive.
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    Parker is only 31, people forget he started at 19
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    Yeah, but keep in mind old PG's like Nash and Kidd were spot up shooters that didn't take a lot of punishment throughout their careers. Parker has been driving and getting hit in the paint for 12 years.
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  9. JCBRAVE #getyourlifetogether

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    Grizz dont want it bad enough, too bad too cause theyre a lot of fun to watch.
  10. Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    I've never felt he was competitive.

    Mostly because since the beginning of his career he had Lebron syndrome. Where any time the game was on the line, he'd pass the ball and wanted no part of it. Being the team's star and leader, he always vanished in key moments. Purposely.

    The one time he didn't was vs the Lakers in the playoffs when he hit the 3 with like .7 seconds left or whatever. Lakers inbounded next possession and Derek Fisher hit a 3 to win.



    He's never been the guy that seems to "want it" or battle it out with anyone. He just coasts.

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