Thursday, March 12, 2009

Free throws have not gotten better over time

Mark Price may have been one of the most consistent free throw shooters, but John Branch of The New York Times wrote an interesting article about how free throw shooting percentages as a whole have not increased over the last 50 years... "Basketball in the United States has changed in myriad ways over the decades, from flat-footed set shots to dunks, from crotch-hugging uniforms to baggy knee-length shorts, from the dominance of American players to the recent infusion of international stars. But one thing has remained remarkably constant: the rate at which players make free throws." ...
  • John Branch

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