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.
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!
Stand Grip Lift Follow Through SWISH!
Update December 17, 2010 There are a number of important conversations taking place today ... about this shot.
SoCooLBob has been able to practice just a little more lately .... and is currently able, in many Best of 10 competitions, to shoot better than 90 percent.
August 16, 2010
If you're keeping up with The Underhand Free Throw Movement A To B You'll know that Don Nelson said he was forcing Andris Biedrins, last seasons worst free throw shooter in NBA history, to shoot free throws underhand next year. You'll also know that Andris is not currently practicing the shot underhand ... and he has a YouTube video posted explaining his current thoughts.
From the mouth of a Rick Barry Fan comes the essence of the lesson currently provided by the phenomenon of the underhand freethrow. Don't Miss The End ! Perhaps, as Billy Crystal/Ricardo Montalban would say, "It's Better To Look Good" ... than to make the shot.
Shaquile O'Neal from his book "Shaq Talks Back"
The stupidest advice I ever got? Rick Barry telling me to shoot underhand. I told one of the league's best freethrow shooters of all time to kiss my ass. I would never copy his style and shoot underhand. I'd shoot zero percent before i switched to underhand.
He said something similar about the sky hook perfected by Kareem Abdul Jabbar.