Uploaded on Nov 2, 2006
So CooL SoCooL Rick Barry Teaches Free Throws 3D
CORRECTION Submitted May, 5, 2011
There is a report of ONE PERSON who shoots free throws underhand in organized basketball ... in this case ... at the High School Level. He is the Number One free throw shooter on his Varsity Basketball team. Last year, he shot 75 percent.
Canyon is the "fifth" Rick Barry son. It is reported that Brent Barry shot free throws underhand in high school and quit shooting underhand while playing at Oregon State.
A large part of the world keeps wondering why Almost No One shoots free throws underhand? I can cover my body with tatoos ... I can wear earrings on my toes ... and "other things" ... but ... there is NO WAY I'M Shooting Free Throws Underhand!
SoCooLBob is now 65 years old ... has very little left in his legs and/or lungs.
He currently shoots free throws two or three times a week and during several competitive sessions has shot in excess of 90 percent.
See ... Bob's IMPOSSIBLE FREE THROWS
THIS ... The Underhand Free Throw
What's fascinating and instructive to me about this shot, is that this video, created and broadcast worldwide with over 100,000 views is just everything anyone would ever need to know about how to shoot 90 percent of your free throws successfully.
It's completely demonstrated.
The only thing remaining to achieve the objective is To Do It
And yet ... after all this time ... 45 years or so for a fellow named Rick Barry ... NOONE in the world shoots the shot this way in organized "competitions."
NO COLLEGE STUDENT
NO HIGH SCHOOL Basketball Player shoots free throws underhand ...
Update December 4, 2010
After three games of one on one, which currently leaves "old" SoCooLBob with no legs and little air, SoCooLBob shot over 90 percent, in competition with his son Jon, about 150 shots.
Had 5 ten out of tens including one 25 in a row.
I can't recall the last time I missed the last shot to tie or win.
Turns out you don't even need strong legs (although it will help) to be successful at this shot.
April 14, 2010 UPDATE !!!
If you want to learn how to do a thing, find a master and copy them. Wonder why almost nobody seems to follow this rule when it comes to making free throws? ... Rick Barry says it's EGO.
Wonder what that means?
That most people do, on account of EGO, what's not good for their EGO?
As SoCooLBob has analyzed this video and others over the years; as SoCooLBob has very occasionally practiced this simple skill, taught it and watched others, there are many additional positive thoughts I could add ... including.
Not only does Rick shoot this shot almost perfectly.
This presentation teaches you how to shoot it almost perfectly as well.
Regardless Of Your Current Skill Level