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How to Shoot a Basketball Properly Introduction Attention Getter: “I wish I was a little bit taller, I wish I was a Baller, I wish I had a girl who looked good I would call her.” That timeless phrase coined by Ski-Lo in the early nineties, resonates with so many of us because all of those goals are things that people relate to being successful. And while I can’t help you with the first and the last respectively, becoming a “Basket-baller” is quite feasible, with a little hard work. While the most important parts of being a baller can be debated for years and years. I believe all would agree that you have to be able to put the ball in the hoop. That is why I have spent most of my life learning how to shoot a basketball properly. The…show more content…
II.     As well as using your lower body, it is also essential to use your upper body in order to maximize the chance to score. 1.     Like your feet you want to keep your shoulders square to the rim. a.     This provides a straight line for the ball to travel. 2.     Then place the basketball directly above your shooting knee. 3.     Have a slight lean over the ball in an “explosion” position. a.     An explosive position is one common in all sports where you are ready to “explode” straight up or out. Transition: As you get closer and closer to actually “shooting” the ball, the form becomes more and more important. The room for error becomes miniscule. III.     The final part of the shot includes using your hands and fingers to put the ball through the hoop. 1.     Your shooting arm should be bent into the shape of an L. 2.     The other arm directly to the side of your shooting arm with a slight bend.
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