The lockout is obviously not a good thing for basketball fans as it is already late September and the training camps haven't started yet, we are in danger of losing at least a part of the season. Let's keep ourselves entertained and take a look at some fun things which have happened during the lockout.
The most essential part of basketball is being able to shoot baskets. This is how your team scores points, so every player should focus on this skill. There are many types of shots and there are also many aspects to shooting. It’s a good idea to be a well-rounded player and practice shooting from every possible position. The following tips will help you improve your shooting abilities.
The layup is one of the key shots when playing basketball. It’s also one of the first techniques that players learn. It’s sometimes called the easiest shot, but this isn’t necessarily true. You need to have the ability to block the players of the other team and perfect timing to make a good layup. When executing a layup, push off the ground with the opposite foot from the side of the hoop you’re approaching. So if you’re doing a layup from the right side of the hoop, push off with your left foot. Following this rule will help you have the best balance and momentum for your shot. Also, focus your eyes on the square above the hoop and not on the ball. Back aches and body pain are a common problem for every sports person and visiting a massage therapist or spas can possibly be a pricey matter. This is where a back massager can be an ideal purchase and it can offer you a great massage at your suitable time and place. So what are you waiting for? Go and buy one.
Although basketball is an extremely powerful and physically demanding game, you can learn to shoot better by becoming more comfortable and controlling the ball in more gentle manner. Quite naturally, you want possession of the ball so that you are holding it tight enough so that no one can rip it from your hands. However, when they are taking a shot, plenty of players will apply too much pressure or hold it too tightly when they are making a basketball shot. You can see evidence of this when the ball bounces hard off the rim. Try to give the ball spin and follow through with your fingertips. This is so that your shot lands where you want it to and not just in any area.
While shooting a basketball involves your whole body, the position of your hands and arms is especially important. Use your fingertips when shooting because that is what really gives you control over the ball. Using your palms gives you less control which will make it hard to shoot accurately. Another thing to keep in mind is keeping your arm as straight as possible, with the elbow under the ball. You can distort the shot and send the ball veering off in the wrong direction if your elbow sticks out to the side, even a little. Use a fluid motion when shooting the ball, with your fingertips, arm, and elbow forming a single unit.
In summary, there’s no simple way to instantly become a great basketball shooter. It requires plenty of hard work and practice. Identify the areas where you need the most help and focus on those. You will start to see improvement in your shooting skills when you use the above tips to help you.
This has been an amazing NBA season so far and we can all be witnesses to some great individual and team performances and it is always fun to track which players are playing really great. We are going to take a look at some players who are on pace to rewrite their team record books. In this article the focus is on 3-point shooters and, yes, you guessed it, Mike Bibby is one of them.
It was late 2004 and the Indiana Pacers were one of the best teams in the league. They had successfully rebuilt their team into a championship contender in a very short time and started the 2004-05 season extremely strong but November 19, 2004 was the day that changed everything. It was the day of the infamous Pacers-Pistons brawl and the Indiana Pacers franchise, to this day, still hasn't recovered from it. It was almost 6 years ago and now we can take a look back at how this brawl has impacted the league.
This summer we experienced the loudest offseason in the history of the NBA and what made it so big was the formation of a new big 3. First Chris Bosh joined Dwyane Wade in South Beach and then LeBron during his ESPN special announced that he will also go to Miami. The moves that Miami Heat made this summer obviously caused a lot of attention from everyone who is even remotely interested in basketball. Every coach and every player wanted to express their thoughts on the subject.
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Unfortunately Seattle SuperSonics franchise doesn't exist anymore and the last few years of its existence weren't very successful. They were almost always among title contenders in the 1990s but 21st century was a completely different story. Since 1998–99 all Sonics teams were more or less mediocre and they very rarely made the playoffs and before the start of 2004-05 season no one expected much from them. It turned out to be a surprisingly good season for them.
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Dale Ellis was more than just a 3 point specialist. In the late 1980s he was one of the premiere scorers in the NBA and remained a solid player until the late 1990s. He shot a lot of threes and made a lot threes - there are only two players in NBA history who have made more 3 pointers than Ellis.