NBA Today: The Four Best Jump Shooters

November 20th, 2009 by Joe Gerrity Leave a reply »
Some say the game today is all flash and that fundamentals have gone out the window. And some would be right. The game has certainly changed throughout the years to better utilize the freakish athleticism that has become abundant in recent years. Why would a guy like Lebron take a jumper when driving to the hole is an option? You really can't blame coaches for attacking the rim and getting more efficient shots, but at the same time some of us will always favor the good old days when a pretty jumpshooter was the best friend of every coach. Maybe I'm just being a little nostalgic, but I miss seeing a team full of guys who can shoot. I'm sick of seeing NBA players who can't even make a free throw. When highlight reels are made you pretty much see nine dunks and a game winning jumper. Don't get me wrong, I love dunks, but at the same time I miss the pretty J's of yesteryear. Great Balance, squared up, elbows in good position, and a great follow through. Not all four of these guys do all of those things to perfection, but that doesn't make their shot any less pure. "You don't call a shooter great because of his form," Ray Allen said. "You call a jump shooter a great jump shooter ...

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