I remember having to take Kinsey to basketball practice every day at 7:30 am just for she could practice her free throws with her team. And I always thought the same thing… you should always be able to make them if you are putting in 2 1/2 hours every weak just to practice your free throws.
The only basketball knowledge I have is what Kinsey told me years ago (and to be honest I should find a better person). Which mostly consist of “it’s harder than it looks”
but my theory is if she had to practice every morning to perfect her free throw skills then college players (or even professional players) should always be able to make a free throw.
I figure if Kinsey had to spend 10 hours a month for 3-4 months.. that is like 30-40 hours a year on practicing. Someone who is actually good would spend 3 times that trying to perfect their skills (I’m not good at math so you don’t get a number)
But I’m not a huge sports fan so I really have no idea how hard it is to make a free throw, but I also assume that if you are a college basketball there should be no reason why you cannot make one.
I have lived with this theory for almost 8 years now and I just learned that I was wrong and Kinsey was right… I guess it really is hard to make a free throw
There was a New York Times article published last week called "For Free Throws, 50 Years of Practice is no help"
and it stated that ...