The Secret To Why Shorter Players Shoot Better Than Taller Players

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    I'd say that there are so many 6'5" athletic men, that only good shooters can make it in the NBA. But being 7' or more is so more rare, that if you are athletic you don't need to be such a good shooter to play in the NBA. It's a matter of the size of the pool NBA has to choose from.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    17% of Americans 7 ft or taller get an NBA contract

    If your 5'11 you'd have to practice all day every day for your entire childhood to have a 17% at an NBA contract

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    Howard and DeAndre did get better at free throws

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    It's because taller, bigger players practice other things like post moves, rebounding, blocks etc. and smaller players practice things like shooting, dribbling and passing more

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    WHY YOU SOUND LIKE DRESPECT

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    Well Deandre Jordan practice and he did get better but that’s this year.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    Muggsy Boges is the best shooter of ALL TIME!

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    It's not necessarily fat causing the issue, but muscle mass (which also adds weight). It's well understood that high muscle mass restricts precision capabilities. It's why you don't see athletes like MLB pitchers or NFL quarterbacks with jacked upper bodies, precision requires flexibility, not lifting strength. This is why guys like Lebron and Westbrook are not elite shooters, they obviously aren't fat, but they are very muscular.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    Yeah… this video is nonsense. There are only 2,800 people on the planet that are 7 feet or taller and only 0.002% of the world population are talented enough at basketball to call themselves professional basketball players, about 150,000. Only 1 in 51,333 people on Earth are talented enough to consider themselves professional basketball players. However, there are 43 players in the NBA alone that are 7' tall or taller. So the likelihood that even one of the 2,800 7 feet tall people on Earth are actually skilled enough to play basketball on a professional level, is very slim. However, height is king in hoops. There are 20,000,000 men in the US alone that are 6 feet tall or taller, the pool widens significantly. It's the exact same reason why the US is better than almost all other countries at every single sport. There are simply more of us and a higher diversity of people in this country compared to other massive countries like China, Russia and India. So the likelihood that you'll see great shooters at someone who is a shorter height is much more likely because there are significantly more people who are around 6 feet tall than 7 feet tall. I appreciate that you're trying to think outside the box, but your vision is short sighted and your statistics are misguided.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    It's simple really when growing up like 10-12 years old the smaller guy wouldn't be able to play or be competitive if they didn't get good at shooting…if their shooting didn't get better the wouldn't even be playing and getting an interest in basketball…. so growing up they put the hours in and learning at a young age sticks in you more then learning like Shaq….and I'm sure there's some science to it as well

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    I'm a dwarf so all the shots I take are green?

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    Your stats seem significant but they are missing a lot of information that makes them credible. For the significance score to make sense, you need to let us know what type of test was taken e.g. z-test or t-test. We need to know the exact number of players that they used to work out our degrees of freedom. Also, the mean isn't enough without knowing the standard deviation. Very different data sets could be responsible for those scores. It would be good if you reported this information too but either way this is an interesting theory.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    at 5:39, significance is way above 0.05, so weight in those height groups doesn't prove that shorter than 6'10'' shoot better.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    Okay… What about Rondo?

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    What the into song

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    My cousin looks like a damn beach ball and he makes it rain out here

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    Good video bro keep up the work

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    1:22 no pistol Pete? Smh

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    that nigga shaq big ash

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    Zion is quiting The video😂

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    I'm 6' in sneakers and I can't dunk, help me out 😭

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    If big hands matter, so why Kawhi can shoot?

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    4:46 they bounced the ball at the exact same fuckin time

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    Yeah their weight. In other words their jump height. You can ask "but big men have a better veiw with bigger hands" yeah yeah but most of the strength of your shot comes from the jump. Yeah yeah larry bird wasn't a jumper and he dominated 3 pt contest but hes frikin LARRY BIRD ok?

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    Stretch five and stretch four pulls up

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    The guy missed a easy standing layup @ 2:04

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    A year later. Andre Drummond has hit at least 5 threes.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    Anyone else predict it was about weight after he takled about kevin durant

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    This is why Boban Marjanović is the best shooter ever

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    Congratulations you just showed everyone you're a fucking moron.

    Any idiot would immediately realize and bring up the correlation vs causation issue. The heavier players MAKE IT to the nba rosters because they use their size to score, and lighter players obviously don't have so much size so what must they have? Right … shooting ability.

    You're tragically retarded to go through putting this video together and not figure this out and talk about this.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    So a short man who plays ball finna make every three even from full court? 😂😂😂😂😂LMFAOO. Jk

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    Then how do you explain brook Lopez?? Also how do you explain bob marjanovich in this video going 5 for 5 in three https://youtu.be/dbLo5zidAhE. Bob marjanovich is the heaviest player in the nba.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    “They simply have a tough time with the finesse and the touch and just end up yeeting the ball” well said 😂

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    I don't think it's fat I think it's muscle for most NBA players, that would make sense considering they would have to shoot the ball very lightly for a free throw.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    Could it also be because of your body core? Smaller players will have a more central core while shooting as their body isn't opening up as much as players who are taller and have long arms and legs.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    here i am around 5 feet and i cant shoot to save my life i can dribble i can steal i can pass anything else but shoot

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    I'd is not a Best shooter at all time

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    Does nobody notice how bad the shooting techniques are for some of these players? I got to watch a lot of my college team play this year (Nebraska) and we had a player that I think was around 6’10” (maybe) and was from a small town in Nebraska. He was a terrible shooter, couldn’t even make layups, but he always put in a lot of effort, so he got a lot of rebounds. I guarantee that guys like these never learn the fundamentals of shooting because they only need to work near the rim. Practice only makes perfect if you practice the right way.

    (To give you an idea about this player, he had scholarship offers to play tight end, but he decided to stick with basketball)

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    Yao Ming is an outlier

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    i just thought it was because they focused more of shooting when training instead of dunks or layups or passes XD

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    You could build a house with all the bricks in this video good lawd

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    Lol im on my schools junior basketball team and i missed 2 wide open shots and i was close to the net… i 4 ft 6

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    DBS ended when you upload the video

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    Deandre jordn can shoot free throw now

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  • May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    They can't control their body, I rest my case.

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