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 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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Sundiata Gaines timeline:
Jan 5th 2010 – Sundiata gets called up from the Idaho Stampede of the D-League to join the Utah Jazz.
Jan 6th 2010 – He plays in his first NBA game against Memphis and scores his first points. He also dishes out 5 assists.
Jan 14th 2010 – In his 5th NBA game Sundiata Gaines scores 9 points in the fourth quarter against the Cavs including this amazing buzzer beater
If we take a look at the past decade the Detroit Pistons was probably the 3rd most successful team in the NBA during these 10 years. They were an example of consistency throughout the early years of the 21st century but at the beginning of 2008-09 season everything changed after the Billups-Iverson trade. Now their roster has a new look and even though the Pistons are not as strong as they used to be they may have a bright future ahead of them.
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NBA was supposed to be top heavy this season but it didn't seem like that during the first month of the season. Hawks were hot, Suns were outstanding. Miami and Milwaukee were doing very good also. Few weeks ago it seemed that the predictions that few elite teams will dominate the league are going to turn out to be wrong. But what has happened since then?
The season is still very young but every team has already played at least 15 games so we are going to take a look at one team that is doing better than expected.