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Part-3 How to become a better basketball player, according to NBA legends

November 9, 2017

Shooting

 

Cuttino Mobley - Former Houston Rockets, L.A. Clippers guard

 

 

The former Clippers and Rockets guard was one of the best 3-point shooters in the league during his playing days. Here's how to shore up your own longdistance stroke.

 

Warm-Up 

 

"Start in at the rim, almost like a layup with jump-shot form, and shoot about 100 shots inside, then start moving farther out. It'll just become muscle memory from repetition."

 

Proper Form 

 

"Tuck your elbow and line it up with your knee, and don't shoot at the rim, shoot up over it. Put some air under the ball so you give it a chance to go in. Pretend you're picking an apple out of the basket. Reach up, go inside the basket with your release, andfollow through with your index and middle fingers. That's what your form should be: up, pick the apple out of the basket, then back down. You don't want to be leaning back when you shoot, either; you just want to go straight up and come down on the same spot."

 

In the Gym 

 

"Do as many pushups pullups, and dips as you can. Your jump shot comes from your triceps and your wrist strength. You don't have to be lifting all those weights to shoot."

 

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