Why Shooting 95% From the Free-Throw Line Is Almost Impossible (ft. Steve Nash) | WIRED

The very best basketball free throw shooters can sink the ball about 90 percent of the time. What would it take to get to 95 percent? WIRED's Robbie Gonzalez steps up to the foul line with top shooter Steve Nash to find out.
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Why Shooting 95% From the Free-Throw Line Is Almost Impossible (ft. Steve Nash) | WIRED

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  • I dare you to average over 25% on double rim

    Clorox BleachClorox Bleach10 घंटे पहले
  • 95% would be possible if players shot underhanded. Wilt Chamberlain shot underhanded freethrows and it increased his shooting percentage 11%

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  • Steve Nash's shooting form alongside Klay Thompson's are my all time favorites.

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  • Your shot is fine, it’s the double rim.........

    Roland MangaliRoland Mangaliदिन पहले
  • what is this application?

    Zorigt TumurbaatarZorigt Tumurbaatarदिन पहले
  • testing

    boliussaboliussaदिन पहले
  • Great video and knowledge. Steve Nash is a bonus!

    chelseaFCchelseaFC2 दिन पहले
  • Ok! I have a new school subject! Basketball science 😂😭🤣

    FiloAusFiloAus2 दिन पहले
  • Nash is a baller honestly.

    ManafacturedManafactured2 दिन पहले
  • I forgot who but someone has a 99% free throw percentage

    Random SpedRandom Sped2 दिन पहले
  • shaq taking notes...

    ありがとうありがとう2 दिन पहले
  • Shaq had the best free throw percentage in the NBA

    Quik NaviQuik Navi3 दिन पहले
  • My dad shot 95% in free throws during his basketball career

    Abigail JunekAbigail Junek4 दिन पहले
  • I only shot 10 out of ten, never shot free throws, retired 100% is not impossible! Stephen Curry was 92% on career so.

    Predator 2280Predator 22804 दिन पहले
  • 1:20 when he scores on triple but you can’t even score on single

    Skyeler PylesSkyeler Pyles5 दिन पहले
  • Dirk Nowitski beat the Miami Heat in the 2011 Finals with free throws. He shot 45 of 46 free throws.(97.8%) The Mavs outscored Miami for the series by 13 points. The Mavs made 15 more free throws than the Heat.

    dēaþdēaþ5 दिन पहले
  • ~Next on Wired~ Why shooting with an accuracy of 100.99% is not possible 😂

    Akash KhotAkash Khot8 दिन पहले
  • I played a whole season of middle school basketball and had a 100% free throw percentage it’s really easy actually you just need to go to the gym for 6 hours a day for 6 months.

    Breeze FNBreeze FN10 दिन पहले
  • Curry had 92%

    huskyhusky12 दिन पहले
  • Stephen curry has 97% my dude

    Ivan ArtisticIvan Artistic13 दिन पहले
  • Here, in Hungary, there was a professional basketball player who made 80%+ of his free throws by throwing the ball against the backboard.

    harczymarczyharczymarczy16 दिन पहले
  • What the heck does procent mean in basketball with shooting i don’t get it??

    Tintin LarssonTintin Larsson17 दिन पहले
  • Anyone else recognize Steve Nash off the bat?

    Dynamic gamer 101Dynamic gamer 10120 दिन पहले
  • Unless you're Jewell Loyd

    BaubleRobBaubleRob23 दिन पहले
  • its because the net was double rim, quick maths

    Nsnsn bjshjdjNsnsn bjshjdj24 दिन पहले
  • Including the wmba must drive that number WAY WAY DOWN. cut the WMBA out of this and show us the hard facts PLEASE. keep women out of sports, its a F'n joke

    loligagger85loligagger8525 दिन पहले
  • TL;DR - because it is so difficult

    RepomeisterRepomeister25 दिन पहले
  • So that guy with all the world records basically did the same thing except different time limits... that’s so dumb

    honeysuckle - Pianohoneysuckle - Piano26 दिन पहले
  • Tyler Herro is 95 %

    The Goat22The Goat2227 दिन पहले
  • as nash said in the end, no because the human body is not 100% the same over the course of a career or over the course of a game where things like fatigue sets in. can't compare a nba player in a game versus an old guy shooting around in a gym lol

    Brian EdwardsBrian Edwards28 दिन पहले
  • This guy hasn’t seen the old man in the background of the video of the guy balancing on weights

    Aaron FeickAaron Feick28 दिन पहले
  • So... NBA teams need to have Free admission to practices, so there's always a crowd. ;-)

    2xkiller2xkiller29 दिन पहले
  • Because its hard

    Eli MalkusEli Malkusमहीने पहले
  • Me: Can you invent a robot that can make 100% of the shots? Scientist: Yes Me: I just debunked this video. 100% possible.

    Charlie ChuckleberryCharlie Chuckleberryमहीने पहले
  • James Harden be like: refs hold my beer 🍺

    Dartz HuynhDartz Huynhमहीने पहले
  • In the italian LBA there is a Player that shot with the 92

    UnfailingSniperUnfailingSniperमहीने पहले
  • 1:10 Did anybody else think we were about to whip out some Pythagorean Theorem

    LebronathonLebronathonमहीने पहले
  • This is literally the stupidest thing. Cause consistency is hard, and we r not robots. Boom, answered.

    Dope KicksDope Kicksमहीने पहले
  • Still confused as to how Jose Calderon shot 98.3% for an entire season

    Sam MiccioSam Miccioमहीने पहले
  • whyd he even mention the wnba, like of course there not going to be good at anything.

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  • "i was rusty" what a clown

    L. A LeungL. A Leungमहीने पहले
  • Dunno why more people don't do the granny shot

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  • It’s cuz u in a double rim hoop

    Pure CrudePure Crudeमहीने पहले
  • That double rim gave me nightmares

    Rye BeatsRye Beatsमहीने पहले
  • 00:48 mark Cubans dad?

    Tyler RamseyTyler Ramseyमहीने पहले
  • 7:54 yes but how many times has he shot in this experiment compared to the actual game ones. the more shots you take the higher chance of your percentage being lower. you take 15 throws and you get in all 15 thats 100%. but taking over 3000 shots and getting in 1165 is less than 90%.

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  • Its impossible if your short

    Gael VerduzcoGael Verduzcoमहीने पहले
  • Well. I guess i have 95% luck.

    Emeneld Ray RolandoEmeneld Ray Rolandoमहीने पहले
  • Steph curry shoots 97%

    6ix9ines Cell mate6ix9ines Cell mateमहीने पहले
  • Curry hasn't missed a free throw in playoffs in the 4th or overtime since the 2015 finals

    BigPapaDaveBigPapaDaveमहीने पहले
  • Its impossible to shoot over 95% Kawhii Leonard: Hold my beer

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    • Wait till he retires and see what's his numbers.

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  • Who else went immediately to the App Store to download Homecourt

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  • My nba2k player can shoot 99 at the line. Wym.

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  • Steph curry has left the chat

    LilP The Real OGLilP The Real OGमहीने पहले
  • Human error

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  • So... We talkin' bout practice.

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  • I like how he is "palming," pretending like he can but its actually just a really small ball

    Lukas SpendrupLukas Spendrupमहीने पहले
  • I swear this dude says he hasn't played any sport in the last 20 years

    GopleGopleमहीने पहले
  • If I succeeded first try that's 100%

    lucas seakinslucas seakinsमहीने पहले
  • There is a dude named Lethal shooter, he doesn't miss. Go check his Instagram.

    Krishna SanghaniKrishna Sanghaniमहीने पहले
  • Steve Nash is a surfer dude

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  • Shaq broke the dislike button

    trapperz unitedtrapperz unitedमहीने पहले
  • Steve Nash misses free throw “aye cut that out the video”

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  • Double rebound 🥵

    Easton RichardsonEaston Richardsonमहीने पहले
  • I do better with pressure it makes me hype n feel better😂😂

    Stevie WavesStevie Wavesमहीने पहले
  • Omg ! That was a dumb question !

    Nel FNel Fमहीने पहले
  • He only missed 324 free throws out of 18 years of the NBA

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  • Doesn't the WNBA use a smaller ball? Making it easier for big blonde lady to average higher than 90%.

    Riley AbernotRiley Abernotमहीने पहले
  • 7:27 This woman was just saying stuff that was super common knowledge. ..

    David GeorgeDavid Georgeमहीने पहले
  • Free throw shooting with Lonzo Ball 😂

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Why Shooting 95% From the Free-Throw Line Is Almost Impossible (ft. Steve Nash) | WIRED