My brother took this about a year ago when I visited
mine (sadly) resembles something of a larry bird
I heard GM in Training's is like making love to a beautiful woman.
I think my form is pretty similar to Kobe's.
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As we're all taught when we're young (hopefully), the power in your shot comes from your legs, and moreso your quads than calves. For example, try shooting a 3, or even a free throw without bending your legs. You'll either airball it, or brick the hell out of it with the ball barely getting above the rim.
But as in a free throw (where most people don't jump), you start with your legs bent, than you push through your legs into your follow through in one motion. Thats when you get the proper arc, and you're able to use your arms as a guide, rather than a source of power.
The same principal applies when you're shooting a jumper or 3's. You're not trying to jump high, then shoot. You just get into your natural shooting position, and use your leg power to push through your shot all the way through your follow through. Since you're using more leg power from a greater distance, then you'll naturally come off the ground. If you need more leg power to push, you'll naturally jump higher. But don't consciously try to jump higher.
Maybe it's harder to explain in writing, but I guess in simplified form, use your legs for the source of power to get the shot up, and not to just jump for the sake of taking a jumper. So even if you only jump 2 inches, you'll have the power from that, instead of trying to jump a foot off the ground, and throwing off your accuracy.
^^ hmm, maybe I do lift a bit off the ground before release..recently Ive been doing the free throw block (not line) drill and eventually I start draining them from free throw line distance without paying attention; before then I thought about it a lot and messed around shooting from anywhere willy nilly. The new approach is working much better...then again, instill think a lot when taking threes, so that's when the form I described earlier shows up. Maybe I've been playing too much 2K13 lol, "release before the peak, of coarse!"
In HS, I could shoot midrange. My jumper is in my avi, and you can see I JUMPED. No 3 pt line while I was in HS.
Then, once I got to college and three line went in there and everywhere, Ive never stepped back in side 3 line lol. My midrange is horrible, my fts are about 70%, but im a very very good 3 pt shooter. Mostly set shot from there tho, but I can get it off quick.
In pick up, I try to shoot ONLY wideopen layups and threes.