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(Deadspin)   The worst free-throw attempt ever, finally explained by the woman who took it   (deadspin.com) divider line 37
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2013-02-21 10:11:42 AM
I thought Shaq retired.
 
2013-02-21 10:12:19 AM
Looks like a foul to me.
 
2013-02-21 10:12:54 AM
Between these new Sponsored Links (with no commenting), and direct pulls from crap site like that one, I'm noticing Fark seems to be losing its game, quickly.
 
2013-02-21 10:13:18 AM
Main page?  For a free throw?
 
2013-02-21 10:14:00 AM
It helps if you aim for that square.
 
2013-02-21 10:14:09 AM
So, she got her fingernail caught in her nostril.  And it happens alot in practice.

If it happens in practice, and you don't ant to alter your fundamentals, wouldn't it be better to get a different manicure that isn't long enough to get caught on your nose?  Or would you prefer to continue validating the stereotype that black people are vain to the point of idiocy?
 
2013-02-21 10:16:41 AM
There have been at least three "worst free throw ever"s in the past 12 months. STFU about it.
 
2013-02-21 10:16:51 AM

Hebalo: Between these new Sponsored Links (with no commenting), and direct pulls from crap site like that one, I'm noticing Fark seems to be losing its game, quickly.


This
 
2013-02-21 10:18:15 AM

IAmRight: There have been at least three "worst free throw ever"s in the past 12 months. STFU about it.


TCU, for one.  Did not even hit the rim.
 
2013-02-21 10:18:45 AM

Hebalo: Between these new Sponsored Links (with no commenting), and direct pulls from crap site like that one, I'm noticing Fark seems to be losing its game, quickly.


Next time someone biatches about Liters, imma quote this.
 
2013-02-21 10:19:42 AM
Honey, it's basketball, not boogerball.
 
2013-02-21 10:20:09 AM

Hillbilly Jim: I thought Shaq retired.


Or Dwight Howard got a sex change while we weren't looking...
 
2013-02-21 10:21:06 AM
I'm sorry, did she just say she regularly jams her finger up her nose in practice, too?
 
2013-02-21 10:21:12 AM

Hebalo: Between these new Sponsored Links (with no commenting), and direct pulls from crap site like that one, I'm noticing Fark seems to be losing its game, quickly.


If it's not news
and it's not Fark
WTF is it? Because this is it.
 
2013-02-21 10:22:45 AM
Nerlens Noel is out for the rest of the season I thought.
 
2013-02-21 10:22:53 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: So, she got her fingernail caught in her nostril.  And it happens alot in practice.

If it happens in practice, and you don't ant to alter your fundamentals, wouldn't it be better to get a different manicure that isn't long enough to get caught on your nose?  Or would you prefer to continue validating the stereotype that black people are vain to the point of idiocy?


She's shooting nearly 80% from the line.  That's pretty good, frankly.  Personally, I think it would be "vain to the point of idiocy" to change your fundamentals in order to avoid looking like a fool on the Internet when you're already shooting rather well from the line.
 
2013-02-21 10:23:41 AM
Follow-up? A missed free throw merited two stories? In a Division II women's game?
 
2013-02-21 10:24:15 AM

Hebalo: Between these new Sponsored Links (with no commenting), and direct pulls from crap site like that one, I'm noticing Fark seems to be losing its game, quickly.


You'll get over it.
 
2013-02-21 10:24:43 AM
I was at a Long Beach State game in January, they were playing Hawaii.  With about 30 seconds on the clock and a one point lead, Hawaii fouled LBSU's center so up he went for two.  He missed both times.  Both were airballs.  Both were about a foot in front of the basket and off to the right.

I can understand missing once like that.  But then he puts it in the *exact* *same* *place* a second time.

Fortunately Hawaii missed on the way back and then our point guard got fouled on a layup.
 
2013-02-21 10:31:22 AM

thorthor: Hebalo: Between these new Sponsored Links (with no commenting), and direct pulls from crap site like that one, I'm noticing Fark seems to be losing its game, quickly.

This


I like this evolution, it has evolved into a much better evolution.

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2013-02-21 10:34:17 AM

RocketRay: I can understand missing once like that. But then he puts it in the *exact* *same* *place* a second time.

Fortunately Hawaii missed on the way back and then our point guard got fouled on a layup.


That's a good thing, from a coaching standpoint.  It means there's a physical flaw in his motion.  Anyone who fails consistently is failing predictably, in a correctable way.  The biggest problem with someone who fails in a predictable way is keeping them focused on what they should be doing, and not what potential flaws are.  You tend to do what you focus on, and if you focus on the ways you can fail, you get NFL kickers that can hit a several inch pole from 50 yards away, because they are more worried about hitting it than they are focused on all the empty space in between.
 
2013-02-21 10:49:10 AM
 
2013-02-21 10:57:44 AM
KU fan, but it's so WTF bad, it made me laugh.
Now this is a miss.
 
2013-02-21 11:01:33 AM

meanmutton: Benevolent Misanthrope: So, she got her fingernail caught in her nostril.  And it happens alot in practice.

If it happens in practice, and you don't ant to alter your fundamentals, wouldn't it be better to get a different manicure that isn't long enough to get caught on your nose?  Or would you prefer to continue validating the stereotype that black people are vain to the point of idiocy?

She's shooting nearly 80% from the line.  That's pretty good, frankly.  Personally, I think it would be "vain to the point of idiocy" to change your fundamentals in order to avoid looking like a fool on the Internet when you're already shooting rather well from the line.


So what you are saying is... No can dunk, but good fundamentals?
 
2013-02-21 11:43:18 AM

I drunk what: thorthor: Hebalo: Between these new Sponsored Links (with no commenting), and direct pulls from crap site like that one, I'm noticing Fark seems to be losing its game, quickly.

This

I like this evolution, it has evolved into a much better evolution.

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Bada bing twice over then an Attaboy
 
2013-02-21 11:44:28 AM

eyeq360: KU fan, but it's so WTF bad, it made me laugh.
Now this is a miss.


I vote for that one as worst ever LOL
 
2013-02-21 11:44:41 AM

meanmutton: Benevolent Misanthrope: So, she got her fingernail caught in her nostril.  And it happens a lot in practice.

If it happens in practice, and you don't ant to alter your fundamentals, wouldn't it be better to get a different manicure that isn't long enough to get caught on your nose?  Or would you prefer to continue validating the stereotype that black people are vain to the point of idiocy?

She's shooting nearly 80% from the line.  That's pretty good, frankly.  Personally, I think it would be "vain to the point of idiocy" to change your fundamentals in order to avoid looking like a fool on the Internet when you're already shooting rather well from the line.


This was my thought too. You'd think it's a habit you'd quickly correct if you've noticed doing it so frequently. If stats are to be believed she clearly has skill, just keep your finger away from your damn nose!

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Hebalo: Between these new Sponsored Links (with no commenting), and direct pulls from crap site like that one, I'm noticing Fark seems to be losing its game, quickly.


First point I grant and support. But frankly I like deadspin one hell of a lot more than the Bleacher Report crap that regularly clogged up the Tebow Jets Sports tab. The journalism isn't stellar (or even journalism regularly), but there are occasionally (lightly) shining moments that make their way through.
 
2013-02-21 11:50:02 AM

meanmutton: She's shooting nearly 80% from the line. That's pretty good, frankly. Personally, I think it would be "vain to the point of idiocy" to change your fundamentals in order to avoid looking like a fool on the Internet when you're already shooting rather well from the line.


She's shooting about 75%, which is very good but there's room for improvement.  Because this is a mechanical flaw reinforced by repetition, it's correctable.

Overall it amounts to a very amusing meh.  The perfect Fark greenlight, in my opinion.
 
2013-02-21 12:15:15 PM
I'm going with "worst coach ever" on this one.

She said it happens in practice occasionally.  Her explanation clearly lays out that it is due to piss-poor mechanics.  Her coach does nothing to correct these piss-poor mechanics.

Why even bother having a coach, if this is what they fail to do?
 
2013-02-21 12:38:19 PM

cefm: I'm going with "worst coach ever" on this one.

She said it happens in practice occasionally.  Her explanation clearly lays out that it is due to piss-poor mechanics.  Her coach does nothing to correct these piss-poor mechanics.

Why even bother having a coach, if this is what they fail to do?


Yeah, what kind of coach doesn't have the luxury of spending a bunch of time "correcting" a free throw shooter who is shooting damn near 80%.  What an idiot.
 
2013-02-21 01:00:15 PM
stew pid
 
2013-02-21 02:55:26 PM

The Muthaship: cefm: I'm going with "worst coach ever" on this one.

She said it happens in practice occasionally.  Her explanation clearly lays out that it is due to piss-poor mechanics.  Her coach does nothing to correct these piss-poor mechanics.

Why even bother having a coach, if this is what they fail to do?

Yeah, what kind of coach doesn't have the luxury of spending a bunch of time "correcting" a free throw shooter who is shooting damn near 80%.  What an idiot.


Maybe a coach who thinks you can shoot 90% if you'd stop shoving your finger up your nose?
 
2013-02-21 03:15:17 PM

Hillbilly Jim: I thought Shaq retired.


Ha.

I hate moments like that. You farked up, badly. You know it. Everybody knows it. But you just have to keep going. It's the embodiment of shame. It's pride farking with you.
 
2013-02-21 03:31:48 PM

RickN99: Maybe a coach who thinks you can shoot 90% if you'd stop shoving your finger up your nose?


First time it ever happened in a game.  She's shot 88 free throws this year alone, and made 70 while snagging her schnozz once.  This is not an area of coaching concern on a team with a losing record.
 
2013-02-21 04:10:38 PM

The Muthaship: RickN99: Maybe a coach who thinks you can shoot 90% if you'd stop shoving your finger up your nose?

First time it ever happened in a game.  She's shot 88 free throws this year alone, and made 70 while snagging her schnozz once.  This is not an area of coaching concern on a team with a losing record.


Bad fundamentals are bad fundamentals. And it only happened once if you ignore all of other times she has admitted to doing it.
 
2013-02-21 04:20:10 PM

umad: Bad fundamentals are bad fundamentals. And it only happened once if you ignore all of other times she has admitted to doing it.


The stroke looked decent to me.  Maybe her shooting hand should not be quite so centered, but changing it when she's that effective is risky at best and not something any coach would do.
 
2013-02-22 06:41:38 AM

IAmRight: There have been at least three "worst free throw ever"s in the past 12 months. STFU about it.


There were three kmisses that were rated the most passionate in history, however, the kmiss between Wesley and Princess Buttercup left them all behind...
 
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