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Old 03-14-2007, 08:21 PM   #1
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Default people with bad shooting forms

At one point in their development do coaches stop trying to teach the correct form? I mean surely by now coaches have given up on trying to fix Shawn Marion's form. How about Lebron? He's still relatively young, and while his form is not 100% horrible, it's not necessarily standard either.

So when do you stop trying to alter a player's natural form and let them just do what they do. College level? Senior year in high school?
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:29 PM   #2
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marcus camby is another guy with a weird shot
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:33 PM   #3
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That's actually an interesting question. Guys who develop hideous, but effective strokes on the playground make sense. But guys who play at high levels should have had that mechanic coached out of them at some point...at least you'd think so.
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:35 PM   #4
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That's why I was wondering when a coaching staff makes a concsious decison to say, "you know what, screw it, just let Scofield keep shooting the way he does, I mean hell he's shooting 65% from the field. Now Burrows on the other hand...."

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Old 03-14-2007, 09:45 PM   #5
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Default Re: people with bad shooting forms

Sht I wish this forum let you edit Subject headings. I didn't make it descriptive enough. A casual reader would simply assume that I made a post with the intent of listing people with bad forms, where if you actually read my post, it's anything but.

Damnit!! Now I'm stuck with this stupid subject and now no one will respond.
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:20 PM   #6
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Barbosa and Childress are pretty bad too...
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:25 PM   #7
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It dependes because if they're in a routine when they shoot say freethrows (Think Chuck Hayes' hitch) the coach prbably won't change the shot unless the shooter is god auful. And sometimes non-picture perfect shots work. I shoot kinda like Tracy Mcgrady, meaning I shoot dead, there is little arch on my shot (I'm fixing it, I turn my wrist kinda like Dirk so it's diagonal meaning I have less forward motion and more upward motion). I think as long as it works the coaches don't mind.
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:28 PM   #8
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Dirk doesn't exactly have the nicest looking shot, but you can't argue success.
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:43 PM   #9
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Nah, those people you guys are mentioning, I don't see how it would be even worth the effort to even attempt to alter their shots.

The kinds of players who I had in mind when I asked my original question are the kind of dudes who put up some stankin ass looking shots like Sam Perkins or Shawn Marion, those kinds of players. Not just players whose shot looks sorta kinda unique. I'm talking unorthodox.
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:58 PM   #10
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jamal wilkes who played for the Lakers during the 80's had a very odd shot, he would shoot the ball from behind his head if you can imagine such a thing... the reason he once gave was he had older sisters, who were taller than him and they would block a conventional shot so he learned to shoot by realing the ball from behind his head, that way they had to foul him to get a block
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:04 PM   #11
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Vinnie Johnson also shot the ball from behind his head...two-handed.
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:15 PM   #12
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I think its up to the player. If they are happy to fiddle and straighten the elbow, increase knee movement, etc then the coach should take time out to retool the whole shot eg.Battier in his 3rd at Duke completely retooled his shot form the ground up, cos he wanted to be an effective nba shooter.

If the player doesn't want to put in the work, let them continue to shoot unorthodox
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:17 PM   #13
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I think its up to the player. If they are happy to fiddle and straighten the elbow, increase knee movement, etc then the coach should take time out to retool the whole shot eg.Battier in his 3rd at Duke completely retooled his shot form the ground up, cos he wanted to be an effective nba shooter.

If the player doesn't want to put in the work, let them continue to shoot unorthodox

Cool thanks, this was the kind of answer I was seeking, not merely a list of who was unorthodox or not (partly my fault for putting that as the subject, but I couldn't edit it so oh well).
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:40 PM   #14
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Kevin Martin. they're not "bad" shooting forms, they just look odd, hell if it went in i'd keep doing it, too.
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