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Your legs provide strength for yoru shot?
« on: August 30, 2010, 02:53:40 am »
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hey guys, you know they say that the power of the shot should come from your legs, and not the arms. But I see most nba players not using their legs while shooting. like look at this guy, I see the power comes from his hands but they are also coming from the legs, and i see all comment saying you gotta use more legs and jump when you shoot and so on. ( please ignore his shooting form):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqdYLPb4EUA



and also, they say your hands should be relaxed, take a look at steve nash shooting, it looks stiff when he holds his foollow through: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzQruMtrqQw

So what do you guys think about the legs porvidin power for shot and the shooting form of steve nash? I've heard steve nash has a good shooting form.

Thanks guys

one more thing, isn't larry birds shooting set point a little to high up on top of the head? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzyfhp67TEk

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Re: Your legs provide strength for yoru shot?
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2010, 04:17:03 am »
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hey guys, you know they say that the power of the shot should come from your legs, and not the arms. But I see most nba players not using their legs while shooting. like look at this guy, I see the power comes from his hands but they are also coming from the legs, and i see all comment saying you gotta use more legs and jump when you shoot and so on. ( please ignore his shooting form):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqdYLPb4EUA

well his shot is compartmentalized, it's not one fluid motion with a proper follow through.. it's "jerky".


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and also, they say your hands should be relaxed, take a look at steve nash shooting, it looks stiff when he holds his foollow through: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzQruMtrqQw

dno why you're listening to people on youtube etc.. if you're form looks like his then you're shooting right, if it looks like first guy then you're shooting wrong.. nash is just following through and snapping his wrist, he's not thinking about it, it just happens all in one motion.. he's not stiff but he's not completely relaxed either, hard to explain.


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So what do you guys think about the legs porvidin power for shot and the shooting form of steve nash? I've heard steve nash has a good shooting form.

Thanks guys

well you don't need much power to shoot a jump shot, so it's kind of irrelevant.. guy's who leap high off the ground when shooting, like maurberry (spelling?), usually aren't consistent shooters because if their jumping ability is "fatigued" or high/less than normal, their shot is going to be a bit off.. the best jump shooters usually are one's who just get 12" or less off the ground, not ~18+" like marburry and people like him get.. when you're doing pullup jumpers off the dribble though, the height of your jump will differ alot so..

have you ever been to a shooting coach? their are very simple drills they teach to get the jumper working right.. it's a simple repetition drill where you're a foot in front of the basket, just working on mechanics.. that's one of the best ways to learn proper mechanics on the follow through/wrist snap/arc.

it really comes down to being in all the right positions, subconsciously.. it has to be a reflex.. if you're at all thinking about your jumpers in a game etc, then you're screwed.. proper feet position, belly button position, shooting elbow/off hand position, follow through/wrist snap, etc.. on every shot.

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one more thing, isn't larry birds shooting set point a little to high up on top of the head? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzyfhp67TEk

ya larry bird's release was a bit too high for my liking, i prefer nash/ray allen's release etc.

here's a ray allen vid:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thvTgiAyI5g" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thvTgiAyI5g</a>


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Re: Your legs provide strength for yoru shot?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2010, 06:36:21 am »
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 I would say mine is something like steve nash. Its quite relax.Only thing is, its not consistent yet as I just changed my form slightly last week. I lowered the set point down to above my eyes.

Well, About the power for shooting. I meant set shots. there was one nba match where I saw dwight howard shooting free throws.  He  goes through his normal routine and stuff. But as his arms move up to his set point, his legs would straighten. But his legs would straighten first and then only he shoots the ball. I'm definite he didnt use much legs at all.
And where i come from, shooting coaches, all this kind of stuff, I don't think they are profesisonal. We're not so advanced in the school I am in. And  You say about standing about a foot away from the basketball. I do do that. I hardly use my legs for th at range as if I do my shots will be too strong. If you do believe in swish 22, coach tom said its better to have the same release and very the arch when shooting from different distance. Now, I vary the arch and vary the power from my legs when I shoot. Is that fine?

And yea I thoguht I was the only one to notice that. Though is it fine to shoot from the set point which is  about right above my eyes?

thanks for reading.

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Re: Your legs provide strength for yoru shot?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2010, 08:21:47 am »
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Well, About the power for shooting. I meant set shots. there was one nba match where I saw dwight howard shooting free throws.  He  goes through his normal routine and stuff. But as his arms move up to his set point, his legs would straighten. But his legs would straighten first and then only he shoots the ball. I'm definite he didnt use much legs at all.

I'm far from an expert on this stuff, but are you really looking to Dwight Howard, one of the worst free throw shooters in the history of the NBA, for set shot shooting tips? Really?
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Re: Your legs provide strength for yoru shot?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2010, 08:25:08 am »
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Well, About the power for shooting. I meant set shots. there was one nba match where I saw dwight howard shooting free throws.  He  goes through his normal routine and stuff. But as his arms move up to his set point, his legs would straighten. But his legs would straighten first and then only he shoots the ball. I'm definite he didnt use much legs at all.

I'm far from an expert on this stuff, but are you really looking to Dwight Howard, one of the worst free throw shooters in the history of the NBA, for set shot shooting tips? Really?

well of course not. this ppl are at professional lvl. I'm not saying his good, just to compare strength lvls. You see, if you so damn strong like dwight howard, You can have a normal speed release without using your legs much, and shoot 3's easily. What I'm trying to get at is, they say shooting power should come from your legs. Now, if your so damn strong, and you would just shoot the ball lightly without using legs and it'd fly far away, is it ok to use a little legs.(I'm talking about set shots like free throws)