- Free throws are just as important to this game as any other facet.
- In fact, free throws are even more important than every other component of this sport due to their unknown significance.
- I think you will be surprised that there is some correlation to my investing style and the importance of sinking the easiest and most predictable shots.
Basketball is my favorite sport, and as a kid, I spent countless hours practicing free throws.
Shooting free throws is a simple element of the sport that everyone can try to do exactly the same as professional players. For this shot, players only have to throw a nine-inch-wide ball weighing around twenty ounces through an eighteen-inch diameter rim.
According to an article written by Upal Bose, “approximately three out of every four free-throw shots go in during basketball games.” However, Bose questions “why there are so many professional basketball players that struggle to make free-throws, something little kids can do with ease?”
Bose points out that “the free-throw has been pivotal in deciding outcomes of games and even championships. When Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs missed one of their two free throws during Game 6 of the NBA Finals in 2013, the Miami Heat were able to come back and win the game.”
By failing to sink these two shots, the Spurs lost the game and eventually failed in winning the NBA championship that year. Bose adds: “Free throws are just as important to this game as any other facet. In fact, free throws are even more important than every other component of this sport due to its unknown significance.”
I’m not sure why NBA players are lousy free-throw shooters, and in this article, I will provide my reasoning. I think you will be surprised that there is some correlation to my investing style and the importance of sinking the easiest and most predictable shots - getting ready for nothing but net!