Why Shooting 95% From the Free-Throw Line Is Almost Impossible (ft. Steve Nash) | WIRED

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The very best basketball free throw shooters can sink the ball about 90 percent of the time. What would it take to get to 95 percent? WIRED's Robbie Gonzalez steps up to the foul line with top shooter Steve Nash to find out.

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Why Shooting 95% From the Free-Throw Line Is Almost Impossible (ft. Steve Nash) | WIRED

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    I love when he used to rub his face to say hello to his kids!(free throw line)...ok

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    This video exists
    Tony snell: I took that personally

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    2 years later: NBA player gets a 50-50-100 record.

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    also, tony snell shot for 100% this year

  • William Vigliaturo

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    Jose chilling with a 98% career free throw percentage

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    @10:40 -- "If you focus on the high point of the ball, and apply force... and control the high point of the ball in relationship to the center of the basket, it's going to go straight."
    Does anyone else understand what he's explaining here and, better yet, what one does to practice doing this?

  • Wellness Path For Me

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    No, your shooting percentage dropped 40%. You shot 50% and dropped to 30% -- a 40% reduction. Yes, it is 20% percentage points in absolute terms. You could have said, "my shooting percentage dropped 20 percentage points." That would be correct.
    You'd make a great vaccine "efficacy" salesperson who can turn a helping 1 person out of 100 (absolute) during a trial into "95% efficacy" (relative).

  • Wellness Path For Me

    Wellness Path For Me

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    Passerby people walking by the court -- no idea an NBA MVP is shooting around there. lol

  • Mike Garofolo

    Mike Garofolo

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    Can we get Ben Simmons on this program?

  • Evan C.

    Evan C.

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    A pro player should not miss free throws. They get paid. If they miss they should be fined. It is ridiculous...

  • Evan C.

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  • EPIRUS Point of Sales

    EPIRUS Point of Sales

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    Giannis needs to take pride into shooting his free throws, right now it looks like he doesn't want to be there

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    Steve Nash: well hello There

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    daniel D.R.

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    Steve nash looks like Rosharch

  • ryan summers

    ryan summers

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    the record is an old dude at 3,000+/- 500 in a row, no misses, my average in hs, including practice, was prob barely above 50%, now im much better

  • Huey Freeman

    Huey Freeman

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    Everybody makes 100% now

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    Kevin Skazalski

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    Was glad to see Rick Barry mentioned. Wish they would have analyzed him more.

  • Phong Nguyen

    Phong Nguyen

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    Holy crap. He was my professor for dynamics.

  • pj's what ifs and gaming

    pj's what ifs and gaming

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    But under hand gives better accuracy so that can easily go up
    try underhand and you will do better

  • Milos Kovac

    Milos Kovac

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    Jose Calderon shot 98 percent as a starter in Toronto, one season.

  • Onat Korucu

    Onat Korucu

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    How to have %100 percent shooting accuracy in your career:
    1. Manage to get in an official basketball league.
    2. Make 1 (one) successful free throw.
    3. Retire.

  • Lukas Williamson

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    If you take one free throw your entire career and make it, your average is 100% and you shouldn’t ever take another one

  • Madeline Chang

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    Can you do one on ballet?

  • Madeline Chang

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    I love these almost impossible videos

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    Tell Tony Snell

  • Pierre Stone

    Pierre Stone

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    This is garbage, 95% can be reach if you're an elite FT shooter and you know what, we also play basketball around the world not only in the US.

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    man not only is he good at chess he can shoot a basketball!

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    this guy talks with his mouth 95% open.

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    I am 1,62 and almost 14 years and just watching basketball vids cuz i am buying a basketball just to play for fun ( i dont wanna go on the sport because i will be bad at it because of my height

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    Tony snell

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    Tony snell 100%

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    I shoot 100%

    out of 1 shot

  • Tom Grogan

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    “Every now and then it goes to a standstill” obviously haven’t watched basketball they do more standing then running with all the ridiculous stoppages/random dances on the crowd makes it actual impossible to watch not sure how nba is so popular love the highlights but hate waiting over 2 hours to watch what should be a 45 minute game

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    He's got the michael jackson feet on that shot

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    Cries on Trey Young

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    Potato Potato

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    Cuz it’s hard

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    Why its almost impossible to count to 5 seconds in 1 second

  • Ethan Arroyo

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    Wired: Why shooting 95% is almost impossible.
    Tony Snell: Watch this.

    • Allan K

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      Greatest shooter all time right there. Really mad the Bucks let him go

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    “Almost impossible”
    Shows himself do it twice in 20 seconds

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      Wtf are you talking about?

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    Tony Snell has entered the chat

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    Is this exempting Tony Snell?

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    Me trying to explain to my friends why I'm bad at basketball:

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    Tony Snell laughing in 100% 🤡🤡🤡

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    Well if you wanna know why not ask the best. I didnt even have to look it up, its mark price, former Cleveland cavalier.

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    ive literally played here numerous times

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    If I shoot once and only once, I'm shooting 100%

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    TONY SNELL said nahhh!

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    I always loved that if you didn’t know who Steve Nash was and you saw him, you’d probably think he was probably just some white bread, suburban dad who shuttles his kids to soccer practice in a new-ish Honda Odyssey. Then it turns out he’s actually a hall of fame NBA player who’s one of the best pure shooters to have ever played the game. Lmao. He’s just so regular and I love it.

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    Shoutout to the gang.

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    Nothing about the visual aspect .

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    Tony snell be like

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    Downloaded the app and will go it a go. Thanks for the great video!

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  • Samuel Knox

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    I've only ever shot 2, made both of them. Guess I'm just the greatest of all time. Beat that 100% success rate.

  • Cameron Spencer

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    Steve Nash was amazing.

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    I want to know what sneakers Nash has on.

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  • UraStr


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    just basic math tells you that 95% is twice as better as 90% so yeah that's enormous amount if improvement

  • ACGames


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    my last season of youth basketball i missed one (still remember it til this day) free throw of about 20 that season. i had 3 siblings that also played so anytime they had practice i would just go to the corner hoop and shoot free throws. i still use the same rhythm 20 years later at the gym although now i'm shooting about 50% lol i would have gone pro if i was a foot taller and 100 lbs heavier

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    he called larry silver bird

  • MrHifihifi


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    There is no excuse whatsoever for an NBA or Division 1 Player not hitting 70% of their free throws. Actually there is one: Not Practicing. These players would rather practice dunks than free throws.

  • Luke Charlton

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    I can’t stand these titles. “Because it’s hard” is not an answer to why shooting a specific percentage is almost impossible.

  • Ronald Taylor

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    You should do a video of why it’s almost impossible to dribble 5 balls



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    Tell this to Tony Snell

  • Liam Eicher

    Liam Eicher

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    *Laughs in 100% because I’ve only shot and made a free throw once*

  • frank post

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    Curry : Hold my beer.

  • Foekroka


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    crazy that curry's career ft % is 90.7 and nash has the highest of retired players with 90.4

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    *shoots a 99% season in 2K*

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    there is heart beat factor and muscle tiredness during games, this is why Nash had a terrible 90.3 % during career

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    Jose Calderon: Hold my beer

  • Josh Metz

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    Steve Nash is an athletic Jackie Earl Haley

  • William Champagne

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    Nash is the man.

  • Den G

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    Here I am thinking Nash is short til he stood beside the host of this video. Funny me

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    Tony Snell disagrees with this video.

  • Gilbert Pineda

    Gilbert Pineda

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    Practice. We’re talking about practice man... practice

  • Ceres Prado

    Ceres Prado

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    Actually, sometimes, by game strategy, they have to miss, to get rebound and get 2 points, not one... so... it wouldn´t be productive to get 100% in a career

  • negus amogus

    negus amogus

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    Tony Snell is laughing

  • Cory Spang

    Cory Spang

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    That's probably how Jessie Deister, Cole Gentry, and Greg Monroe were Wright State University's three best three throw shooters.

  • Asani Wasabi

    Asani Wasabi

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    My record is 20 in a row, my 10 year old brother did 24.

  • suman bisht

    suman bisht

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    Is it possible to make a basketball shot farther than the full court?