NT Ballers: What's your routine before you make your freethrow?

Discussion in 'Sports & Training' started by theabove, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. theabove

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    My boys and I were talking about it during intramurals.

    Hornacek's got his touch of the cheek, Rip's bounce to the side, Gil's around the waist, to Stack's low squat...

    Me?

    1. Dribble 5 times (fave number)
    2. Bend up and down in the knees while at the same time spinning the ball in the palm of my non-dominant hand, twice.
    3. Release. Basket made.

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    You guys?
     
  2. i nasmatic i

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    3 dribbles, spin the ball while bending my knees and release.
     
  3. cafinest23

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    3 dribbles spin of the ball and release. Pretty simple.

    Tried the Gil-Zero and didn't like it last year.
     
  4. shuges

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    Chest thump twice, kiss 2 fingers to the sky, roll the ball twice around my waist, salute the soldiers, dribble once, pull my ears, touch my toes, wink once,shrug my shoulders, close my eyes, SWISH!
     
  5. mateen cleaves

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    lick my fingers, wipe the sweat off my forehead, huff and puff a few times, take 3 dribbles, spin the ball in my hands, then i take the free throw.
     
  6. sheryaryo

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    deep breath, spin, and shoot

    nice and simple
     
  7. c5a5d5a5

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    when i was younger i used to do the steve francis stretch along with a deep breath followed by a pause and quick glance at the rim

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    i thought i was doin it.

    now i just take 2 drobbles, no spin and shoot.
     
  8. mf doomer

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    Dribble 4 times

    pause

    exhale

    release
     
  9. japanair21

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    I don't have a routine before I make my freethrow.

    But I do before I attempt my freethrow. [​IMG]
     
  10. blazinjkid

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  11. chris boshs neck

    chris boshs neck Banned

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    "1, 2 up and in"
     
  12. fede dpt

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  13. erascism

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    I basically just stare at the middle of the rim and then shoot the ball. You need to be a NBA second-tier star at least to have a FT routine. Let's be serious, gentlemen.
     
  14. downtown43

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  15. venom lyrix

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    3 bounces, spin, shot
     
  16. donkey k0ng

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    I was taught this since 5th grade (my first year of bball) to have a routine to create a rhythm.

    In that case.

    Spin
    2 dribbles
    Spin
    2 dribbles
    Shoot.
     
  17. doctorshoes

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    Get the ball from the ref, shoot it, goes in 90% of the time
     
  18. N41D

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    Run hand through hair
    Wipe hand on shorts
    Dribble
    Spin in hand
    Dribble
    Dribble
    Spin in hand
    Shoot

    [​IMG] Money.
     
  19. the wizard

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    pray that i don't shoot an airball
     
  20. 2wenty thre3

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    Spin the ball.

    Look at the rim.

    One dribble.

    Nothing but net. [​IMG]
     
  21. jmsole210

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    Dribble 2 times, pause, exhale, swoosh...
     
  22. tmay407

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    I usually don't make my free throws...
     
  23. airjordan jb23

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    Dribble 3 times, pause for a little to concentrate / get comfortable, bend my kness & release.
     
  24. juan baller

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    Either Dennis Rodman (nonchalantly shoot the ball immediately after the ref gives it to you) orNick Van Exel (shoot your free throws from 17-18 feet). [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  25. eight2one

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    get the ball the way i want it, concentrate, and hope it goes in.