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How to Shoot a Free Throw | Basketball

September 12, 2019

Eric ‘Broadway’ Jones: All right, Swoop. Dwayne ‘Swoop’ Simpson: Yeah? Eric: We’re back. Dwayne: We’re here. Eric: We’re showing these people how to shoot
a free throw. You wanna be free. Dwayne: Yeah. Eric: Free… Dwayne: Fallin’. Eric: There you go. That’s how you wanna do it. Free throws … Dwayne: Free, oh. Eric: … free throws is all about repetition… Dwayne: Yes. Eric: … and technique. Dwayne: Yes. Eric: Two things you wanna remember with free
throws, repetition, technique. Say it with me. Dwayne: Repetition and technique, okay. Eric: Repetition, technique. You got it, you got it. Dwayne: All right. Eric: So you repeat the action over and over
… Dwayne: Uh-huh. Eric: … and practice the same technique. Dwayne: Now, around what percentage should
I be trying. I’m a 10 percent free throw shooter. All right? So that’s, that’s, is that pretty good for
me? Eric: No, no, no. You’re free throw shooting, because there’s
nobody guarding you on the free throw line … Dwayne: Really? Eric: … or the foul line. You wanna be somewhere between 85 and 90 percent. Dwayne: So that means I gotta make a lot of
shots? Eric: Absolutely. Dwayne: Oh. Well, maybe that’s not my … Eric: Can you handle that? Dwayne: I’ll work on it. I gotta practice. Eric: Yeah, well we’ll leave it to the expert. Dwayne: Yeah, yeah. Eric: That’s why we have DP here to show us
the proper way how to shoot a free throw. Now we’re here with DP the expert. Dwayne: OK. Eric: Now he has a motion where he takes three
dribbles, gets a good knee bend, but don’t do the other thing. Yeah, yeah, yeah. He gets a good knee bend, and gets a good
follow through. We’re gonna watch DB on his foul shooting
technique. That’s how you make a free throw right there. Dwayne: Good! Eric: Now notice the same motion. Three dribbles, then extend on the follow
through. That’s a good free throw. Dwayne: Yeah, that’s good. That’s nice. That’s nice. Eric: You like that? Dwayne: I like it. I’m looking. Eric: This is how you become a better free
throw shooter, Swoop. Dwayne: OK. Eric: This is what I’m trying to tell you
about. Dwayne: So you telling me that if I just calm
myself down … Eric: Yeah. Dwayne: … have proper technique. Eric: Technique. Dwayne: And what was the other word you said? Eric: I don’t remember. Dwayne: Me neither. [laughs] Eric: It doesn’t matter. Dwayne: First, I’m gonna go here, get my … Eric: Proper technique. Dwayne: I have get a routine like his though. Right? Eric: Yeah, you get a routine … Dwayne: OK. Eric: … technique. Yeah, yeah. Dwayne: I’m a on that. Eric: You only got 10 seconds. You only got 10 seconds. Dwayne: And then I just …. ERIC: D**n. Dwayne: Nice. Eric: Now you got it. Let me see that routine again. Dwayne: OK. OK. OK. Eric: Spin it out. You gotta make that sound, too? Dwayne: Yeah. Eric: Then, follow through. So that’s why you’re set for set. All right. Now, as you can see the right and the wrong
way to shoot a free throw. If you have the proper technique, and then
you use repetition, good follow through, good form, you can become a better free throw shooter.

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  • Reply ll Gusta ll May 7, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    someone should probably show Dwight Howard this video

  • Reply Abaydude May 22, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Thank You so much, this helps me so much.

  • Reply pierce washington May 24, 2013 at 3:32 am

    The funny thing is he just explained my life

  • Reply Lennard Biemond July 3, 2013 at 7:51 am

    33 looks just like JaVale McGee 😛

  • Reply Madalyn Riehm July 14, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    My coaches boyfriend is on the Harlem globtrotters he comes to all my games

  • Reply VietMamba July 27, 2013 at 5:58 am

    they're actually a good tutorial

  • Reply Ned Bolden September 25, 2013 at 1:44 am

    There is no proper way if shooting people can shoot how ever they want

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  • Reply Miguel Miguel October 16, 2013 at 1:57 am

    dwight howard made 11 accounts

  • Reply Blaine Kim November 12, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Well everyone has different releases so you cant really say there is a correct way of shooting

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  • Reply Everette Fitzgerald January 3, 2014 at 12:36 am

    dwight howard disliked 12 times

  • Reply Emil Roksa April 23, 2014 at 3:25 am

    Why 85-90 percent free throw shooting why not 85-100 percent

  • Reply YPC Reese January 15, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Lmaoo how am i here

  • Reply Brendan Eshom February 17, 2015 at 6:09 am

    This guys is hilarious

  • Reply Mrđa April 10, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    1:14 whats the other thing???

  • Reply Braydon Smith October 27, 2015 at 12:31 am

    just went to their game

  • Reply Melissa Tiamzon April 3, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    How far is the free throw line from the net?

  • Reply NolanClemons April 22, 2016 at 2:10 am

    Can you jump

  • Reply DynamitezVerde April 28, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Tips for people who are under 6 foot and can't just tap it in with their long arms is too make your arm go up but most importantly flick your wrist and not push your arm out because that will cause the ball to go into more of a line than an arc

  • Reply Patrick Newman May 27, 2016 at 9:25 am


  • Reply Patrick Newman May 27, 2016 at 9:25 am

    This helped me

  • Reply Joe Evolution November 3, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    This was no help at all it pretty much didn't teach you anything wow

  • Reply thebestfreethrowcoach November 12, 2016 at 2:56 am

    That rim is bent forward!

  • Reply Khrymez December 3, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    These niqqas hilarious?????

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  • Reply Don Emigholz Jr. April 8, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    What??!! did not explain half of it.

  • Reply YRK Studios July 1, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Can you jump

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