Do you want to improve your shooting form? There are many ways to shoot a basketball, but I have found the most fundamental theory that has improved ball players shooting from all around the world. NBA All-Stars such as Dwayne Wade, Kobe Bryant, and the all-time 3-point champion Ray Allen all follow this theory for shooting form. The theory is called B.E.E.F., which stands for Balance, Elbow, Eyes, and Follow through. The first step to B.E.E.F. is Balance, which is the foundation of your shot. If you ever happen to catch a basketball game on TV or in person, you will notice that the hardest shots to make are the ones attempted by off-balanced shooters. To make your shot easier you want to have good balance. To have good balance you want to make sure that you are square to the basket. Have your feet shoulder-width apart. Now if you are right handed, then you want to have your right foot slightly in front, but still stay squared to the basket. And if you are left handed, then have your left foot slightly in front while staying squared to the basket. Make sure that you are on the balls of your feet so that you are ready to explode into your shot. Also remember to have your knees slightly bent.
The second step is Elbow. Now as you gain balance you want to gather the ball. The best way to do that is by having your elbow not hanging out. A bad example would be Shawn Merion, who has his elbow out so far sometimes that you cannot tell if he is shooting with two hands or one. As you develop your shot, you want to remember that the closer your elbow is to your body, the more accurate your release will be. Another important tip to remember is that you do not want to have your elbow at a 180-degree angle or a 32-degree angle. Try to have your elbow around a 90-degree angle.
The third step is Eyes. When you are shooting for the basket you do not want to aim. A lot of people have probably told you different things such as “Pretend...
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