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Good analysis of how Delly really flustered Curry in this game.
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Jackson Martinez comes from the poorest of the poorest regions of Colombia -- a place of insane violence and crushing poverty.  Amazing to think how far he has come.  And he remains incredibly humble and level-headed, which is even more unusual.  I hope he gets a shot at playing for a major team and that he becomes successful there.  He is a sensitive guy and has trouble with confidence, so he needs the right coach.
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Chingo, este video fue uno de tus mejores!  Has mas de estos videos con este tipo de programas!
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Check out the tape at 6:24.  There is ZERO total-body shooting power and very few offensive options that can be generated from that foot-twisted position.  All you can do is "sissy-arm" it to the hoop from there.  Worse, you totally expose the ball to the defender and make it easier to block.  And worse still, you loose the triple threat!  A player is simply not a threat to dribble-drive or pass to both sides from that foot-twisted position.  This whole foot-turning thing that #ProShot  is promoting turns players into one-dimensional "sissy" jump-shooters.  In a good shot, the foot-turn happens in mid-air -- it does not start with the feet turned on the ground.
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Both of these guys are talking like fools.  Lebron dominated that game in a way that has rarely been seen in NBA finals history.  Dictated tempo; imposed physicality; scored 40%+ of his team's points. 16 rebounds.  11 assists.  It's not about the shots he missed; its about how he dominated the game so thoroughly that he could miss so many shots and still win the game.  I'm not a Lebron fan.  But I have eyes that see the game and a brain that can process the stats; they don't lie.  Not since Wilt Chamberlain has any NBA player taken a decimated squad of scrubs (coach included)  this deep into the playoffs and Championship series.  It's astounding.  Grade?  There is no grade that can be given to this guy that begins to describe what he is doing.  This guy is making Bird, Magic, Jordan and Kobe look like also-rans.  Lebron is playing at a level of dominance not seen since Wilt.
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Errors in this video:  1)  Contrary to what Pro Shot teaches about the hop, Kyle Korver is primarily a one-two shooter.  Check out videos all over the web.  2) "By having a narrow base he can put the ball on the floor much easier than Green and Korver."  You've GOT to be kidding!  That is absolutely absurd.  A narrow base limits to you being a spot-up shooter; it severely limits the dribble/drive threat.   A wider base enables the triple threat.
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Mas de estos videos con luchadores, cabron!
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Some more bad advice from coach Hoover, unfortunately.  If your stance is too narrow, you loose the triple threat.  You cannot dribble-drive strongly or quickly from an overly narrow stance.  Furthermore, an overly narrow stance causes the player to lose balance and if he is shooting on the move (off the dribble or screen).  The narrow feet thing only works -- if at all -- with spot-up shooting from a set position and with no option to dribble-drive.  This is a very bad technique that will tend to turn players into one-dimensional "sissy" jump-shooters.  Don't complicate this people!  The width of the feet should be approximately the width that you would take off from if you are trying to explode as high as you can into the air.  That will place your feet roughly shoulder-width apart (give or take a few inches).  From this explosive position, you can launch into your shot or explode into a dribble-drive to either side or pass to either side.  With feet together and twisted to the side (as coach Hoover recommends in other videos) you are not a threat to dribble-drive to both sides or to pass to both sides.  All you can do with feet together and twisted is "arm" up a sissy jump shot or throw a weak one-armed push-pass to one side.  If you are a right-hander, try throwing a pass to your right with feet turned to left and feet together -- you can't do it.  You also can't dribble-drive strongly or quickly to the right; you can't even dribble-drive strongly or quickly to the left with feet close together!
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"The Turn" Coach Hoover talks about here is a myth, in the way he describes it.  The turn mainly happens mid-air.  The best shooters mostly take off with feet pretty square to the basket; their feet turn mid-air as a by-product of upper body rotation that brings their shoulder in line with the hip and both going towards the hoop.  It is myth to say that the feet start out turned; the feet start off square and turn mid-air.  In fact, by starting out with feet turned, the shooter is robbed of the power and rhythm that comes from upper-body rotation (that bring hip and shoulder in line with rim).
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+Pro Shot Shooting System Coach, I think we are in agreement that much (I personally would say most) of the turning is actually done mid-air.  If we agree on that -- or at least if we mostly agree -- then I think we agree on much.  Now, when I look at the video, the degree of squaring depends on a whole bunch of factors. Based on your comment -- we apparently agree on that too.  This is crucial:  I think that reason alone is enough to call into serious question your emphasis on turning the feet while on the ground.  If most of the best shooters are mostly square in some situations and turned in others, then placing so much emphasis on the turn with feet on the ground would seem to be a misnomer.  Furthermore, my biggest objection to your foot-turn-on-the-ground technique -- aside from the fact that it robs the shooter of the power and rhythm that comes from core rotation of hip followed by shoulder and arm through the rim -- is that excessive turning of the feet and an excessively narrow base while on the ground really takes the triple threat away.  This is the biggest problem with your overall system, in my view.  In sum:  The ultimate impact of the foot-turn on shooting percentage might be at least debatable although the loss of power is not debatable.   Most importantly, the fact that excessive foot turning and a narrow base robs the player of triple threat effectiveness is not debatable.  This is a matter of bio-mechanical necessity for reasons I have outlined in other comments I have made on this and other videos of yours.
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    Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1993 - 1996
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    Political Economy, 1987 - 1991
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    1983 - 1987
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