Ray Allen Critique – Maybe Something is wrong with youPosted: February 11, 2011
I was reading a Chris Mannix article earlier and I was quite surprised by what he was writing
His stroke is polished — “So pretty,” marveled Nets coach Avery Johnson — but it is not exactly fundamentally sound.
When Allen elevates, his shooting hand is slightly off-center, which he compensates for by spreading his long index and middle fingers directly behind the ball. It’s a technique he practiced (and practiced, and practiced) as he bounced from military bases in the U.S., Germany and England as a youth, during three decorated years at UConn and in an NBA career that has spanned 15 years and counting.
There are a few things to be learned from this post.
1) Maybe the preferred method of shooting a basketball has been wrong this whole time .
Corollary to 1) Some of the best shooters have really unorthodox styles – for example, Reggie Miller.
2) A the end of the day, you can have the ugliest stroke on the planet all that matters is just how much you practice
I leave you with some lessons from my cousin Ray-Ray