Ray Allen Critique – Maybe Something is wrong with you

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.

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/chris_mannix/02/09/ray.allen.record/index.html#ixzz1DcwTGDHe

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


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