What's going on. SportsCastr.
So great to finally be back on here for the month of May.
I know I was slacking a little bit in April.
I had a couple unexpected events happen.
I'm sure we all are going through it during Corona, but today I really want to talk to you guys about how to be a great shooter.
I'm seeing more and more broadcasters on this platform and on this space, which I think is really great.
If you have an idea, if you have something to say if you are a critic or a fan of the sports game, then I definitely think you should create a channel and a video space where you can talk about your perspective on SportsCastr ends.
I've been seeing a lot of videos recently that almost everybody is doing.
Everybody is turning to the digital space the virtual zoom, live streaming platform space.
But I think SportsCastr has been doing it this entire time.
I think it is a specific platform where all of us who are involved in sports industry, you can kind of come together and keep our content very similar and one space and in the future I would love to have a split screen share with a couple of you, those who follow me, those who may have just seen some of my videos.
I would love to connect with you guys and really share this space together where we can have a split screen, talk about the similar same conversations and just ask each other questions and keep this stuff rolling.
So today, how to be a great shooter, especially with the MBA in the W.
Is not playing, so we don't get to see them on TV.
We don't really get to watch games were not up to date or amped up for who's going to win the finals, anything like that.
But in the meantime, we could really learn about the components of basketball, what it means to be a great shooter, how to have a great shot, correct form and what to look for when we do see professionals in the league playing on that court in what to look for in terms of their shooting percentage, right? Should every basketball player incorporate a good shot, or are we still going to use those excuses of He's too tall, she has two big hands.
The ball is too small.
Um, Post can't shoot point guards shouldn't shoot.
Are we going to continue to live up to these stereotypes or is it just simply a couple different tactics that I can tell you in how to become a great shooter? So we need a basketball.
Okay for you guys that don't know.
I am sponsored by The Rock, The Rock basketball.
It was founded in New York.
Um, it is the best basketball I believe that was ever created.
I think it has the best grip for shooters.
Um, and thankfully, I was first introduced to the rock fastball at a very young age, and not a lot of people knew about it.
So I was this basketball player that preached the rock and everybody likes Spalding or Wilson or Nike.
And this was my favorite.
So I highly recommend using the rock.
But first things first.
When we shoot a basketball, I'm a right handed shooter.
OK, when I go up, you can see that my palm is never going to touch the basketball.
Okay? You should be able to put a finger kind of through your palm, right? It would look like this.
This is incorrect, right? My promise.
The basketball sitting on my palm, We want a strong grip, strong wrist basketball, not touching our poem at the same time.
Okay, I have a 90 degree angle.
My shooting arm. Okay.
My wrist, you can see is strong, right? It's not gonna break right when our risk breaks.
You could see that the ball now goes on our poem, right? You have to have a strong wrist, strong fingertips and a strong grip in order to have a good crack shot.
And my elbow cannot be to my stomach. Okay.
You see, a lot of kids shoot like this.
They try and push with their shoulder, okay? Their elbows to tucked in.
And that also makes the wrist break.
So when they bring their elbow into their stomach, you can see that it breaks.
These people start shooting like this, or they throw it where they use their shoulder.
And now balls air going left and right. Right.
Because it's almost like you're catapulting a shot.
Right There is correct form.
Elbow up, away from my stomach.
This in order to create this, just keep shooting right If you get more shots up, your arm will naturally elevate right because you're using muscles.
When you shoot, you're using muscles that you probably never used before.
So all shooters, beginner, they always want to shoot from their chest.
They always want to shoot from the shoulder, right as we get more strength, a lot of core strength K shoulder strength, My elbows got to be up here.
My shots got to be up here for my guide hand.
You can see that it's barely holding or touching the boat.
Right? Fingertips on Lee.
A lot of people like to shoot like this.
That would be a to hand shot right where some people grab it over right.
And now they're rotation starts spinning like this and shots they're going all over the place, right? You should really only use your guide hand for guidance to the basket for your shot to flow to the basket and guidance by your guide hand.
Right said that the ball doesn't go left and right, so really, the main components are ball should never be on your bomb, right? I also have really big hands.
A lot of people used to say Oh, you're a great shooter because you have really big hands.
That's a stereotype as well.
You become a great shooter when you practice consistently when you work hard and you almost don't leave the gym until you make X amount of shots right in a basketball workout, especially in a basketball shooting workout.
You should make five shots in a row before you move onto the next drill.
And when we eventually right, don't just make five shots, make all five swishes right.
All five makes can't hit the rim.
That's how I used to train.
Okay, I wouldn't move onto a drill until I definitely made five in a row.
And all of those makes Onley hit the net, right? No, in and out, no back.
Ram bouncing in right? Can't hit the rim at all.
I would be in a drill for 30 to 45 minutes at a time because I couldn't make five switches in a row, but I never quit.
I never moved on and you have to stay consistent as a shooter, being a shooter in a impassable game and in handling this a lot of the times, it's really not even the physical component.
It's actually 90% mental.
Is that being a shooter, you have to be mentally strong.
You can't, um, have a bad shooting night and let that affect you for the rest of your career or the rest of the night.
You have to figure out how to find your shot in hard times.
Um, you gotta be ableto work in different situations.
If you're being face guarded an entire game, how are you still gonna be able to shoot consistently? You have to create space created on your own.
And a lot of people assume that when you are a good shooter in basketball that you're just one of those shooters that stands in the corner and just catches and shoot and nobody guards, you know, that is a stereotyped as well.
I was a 44% 3 point shooter from the line all the way up in so college and about maybe all of my shots besides, 10 or about 20 may have been catch and shoot threes.
I was face guarded from baseline to baseline, sideline to sideline right.
I was also the point guard, so the offense was initiated through may.
Am I bringing the ball up the court? But I also Waas are made scorers well, so I had to create shots for myself.
I had to attack at the same time.
I'm being face guarded.
So I had to create my space and it wasn't easy.
They knew I wanted to shoot.
They know I had a really good shot.
Their motive was to one.
Never try and let me catch the ball.
And then if I caught the ball, was to have my left hand up right in front of my right hand's that I wasn't even able to see the basket.
Okay, so when you become a great shooter, right, it just gets harder and harder, right? Once you show people your talents and once you prove you're great, you're good shooter.
Then you have to prove that you're a great shooter and that no time of defense can stop your shooting right.
You don't want people to start saying that you're just that shooter that shoots three stands, still kind of doesn't really want to dribble the ball and is one of those scared basketball players.
No, that's not true and you can beat those stereotypes, so make sure that when you are shooting, your shooting percentage should be 40% above.
Let's look in the N B A.
Are you guys actually reading statistics? Right to me, basketball player? Any basketball player, no matter what position you are, should be shooting 40%.
Rather, that's, um, regular field goals or three pointers.
Whatever your niche is, it should be above 40%.
Okay, I'm not saying everybody should be able to shoot three pointers, right? At least try.
I shoot way beyond MBA one.
That was a talent of mine and a skill that I developed.
Um, and I wasn't able to just go out there and start shooting.
Took a lot of strength to consistency.
Eventually, I started moving my way back out about half court, even write once I crossed half court.
The ball might go in wherever I'm standing, so defenders always have to be ready.
And as a shooter, you're always looking to shoot right? If I missed the 1st 5 shots in a game, I'm still looking to shoot.
I just have to make sure I take a good shot and that it was the good option, the best option for my team in that moment.
But I'm not going to stop shooting.
Um, and so right now we have fingertips, strong wrists.
Okay, I know you guys watch the n b A and I know you want to W N B A.
I don't care if they're professionals.
I don't care if they make 67 figures, right? Let's look at their percentages.
Let's look at their form.
Let's look at their shots.
Should every basketball player, especially at the professional level, be able to shoot 40% above the line? Let's see.
Now I have a challenge for you guys.
Okay, all those players in the N B A.
Let's say that play at least 20 minutes a game because that's what matters in this statistic.
For all those players that play on average, at least 20 minutes a game, how many are shooting 40% above the line? Right? Let's just shoot three pointers first, cause a three pointer honestly is like a layup to me, right? Because I practiced so much, I've worked really hard.
I don't miss two threes in a row ever, and if I dio I'm very mad at myself.
Okay? I must understand why I missed my shot every time it went left and one, right? Why it went that way.
It slipped off my finger.
My feet weren't set.
My wrist broke, right? I shouldn't know why I miss every shot.
So let's do that.
I have a challenge for you for my next SportsCastr video, which will be tomorrow, probably around the same time.
I want you guys to comment and message me some of those n b A players currently that are playing 20 minutes and more a game that are shooting less than 40% from the line.
Is that a thing in the MBA? You can even add some W me players to this list.
I would love for you guys to do that.
And let's see this challenge.
Okay, Basketball players just at the level that I played at, everyone should shoot at least 40%.
Okay, if they're not, I think that's an issue, and I think it's a problem, and I do believe that every professional basketball player should be able to shoot seven or eight out of 10 threes in a shooting drill.
Okay, so if I'm a shooter and I shoot 10 threes.
I expect any current professional basketball player right now to hit at least seven or eight threes out of those 10.
How many of you would either agree or disagree with me in if that this would even be possible? Would every envy a player currently in the league make seven or eight out of 10 threes standing still, one spot, catch and shoot? Would they right? I don't know if they will or not know If they don't.
Are we disappointed? If they don't? Do we look at their skill or talent differently? This is just a question for you guys to answer.
I am a three point shooter, so I really value the three point line in three point shooting heavy.
But I can also finish on the basket.
I do post position things.
Okay, So, personally, I don't think a three pointer or making a three pointer is a position is a per position player, right? We can see that changing in the n b.
A g honest, however tall he is right, he's doing it all.
He's almost every position.
LeBron, almost every position right.
The game is changing.
So now do we consider shooting percentages in these changes? And I think we should, because there is an N b.
A player who is shooting less than 40% from three.
That means they only make 3 to 4 out of 10 threes in a shooting situation.
Is that the person you're gonna want to have the ball at the end of the game? Now, when you guys have these basketball conversations outside of SportsCastr, right, we can actually bring these real numbers and ****ytics into the conversation.
And now, right Ben Simmons.
Sorry, I have to use the minutes an example.
But it's not just me that outed him in this topic of conversation, but we know that he doesn't really shoot threes.
He finally made one last season, and Philly and the entire MBA went ballistic.
I saw this almost as an embarrassment, right? We all knew he didn't have a shot.
I never expected him to make shots or I wouldn't Even he wouldn't be the guy that I would pass to make the shot.
I still love his game other than that, but do we look at Ben Simmons differently because he can't shoot from the three point line or it can't shoot is consistently or as good as other shooters in the league.
All right, this is something to think about personally.
I also believe that no basketball players should be limited.
So people say, Oh, well, you know Ben Simmons finishes great around the basket.
He does this, this and this. Well, right.
If I'm playing the MBA, I'm four feet off of Ben Simmons, and I'm making him try and shoot a three every time.
So now if Ben Simmons is able to get to the basket and you're four feet off him, that's just a flaw on that person's defense.
I don't think Ben Simmons is just that much greater from an offensive perspective to gets the basket right.
So if im four feet off of somebody and I know they can't shoot a three, right, I'm giving them so much room.
If they somehow managed to beat me to the basket, that's bad on my part.
It's not that they were great right now.
Granted, I could have the best evens in the world and they still get around me right that just might be better offense in that situation.
But if we're talking the n b a professional's and I'm a couple feet off of him and he still is able to get to the basket and finish, that's the defense's problem.
So also, I think the audience should be aware of who is to blame or who is better or worse or what.
Talent is better or worse, right? Just a couple things for you guys to think about.
Um, practice your shooting form, right? Got the best shooter behind me ever in the game.
I think there's a couple people under him that I would consider on my list.
I also want to know who you guys think are the top five best shooters.
Um, current and retired WNBA an MBA.
Right? Whenever I say top five, I'm number never limiting myself to just men just to let you guys know that.
So include both men and women.
Um, don't have to be professional, either.
Are you guys see you tomorrow? Thank you so much again.
And practice your shooting for him. I would love to see some videos.
All right, you guys take care