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I'm all for taking it strong to the basket

But that can't always be dunking. Even for most big guys, they have to have their feet under them and have to load up to jump. That load can mean bringing the ball down, which I definitely don't want them doing in traffic. I find that there are generally two kinds of people who say "just dunk the damn ball". One kind is the guy for whom dunking was actually easy and who can't understand when people without that magical athleticism can't do it without perfect circumstances. People like Bill Walton. The other kind of person who says it tends to be someone who has never dunked and therefore also doesn't understand how hard it is to dunk in game conditions.

Guys can go strong to the hole even when they aren't set up to dunk, though, and I'd much rather see that than to try to make a mid-air adjustment around a shot-blocker, but those guys and fans alike have to understand that going strong means that they are going to get blocked sometimes, and that's OK. Going strong still increases the chances of making the shot and of drawing a foul call. Throwing up circus shots diminishes the chances at both.

(In response to this post by BEASTHOO)

Posted: 04/19/2017 at 10:20PM


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