Do you ever wonder why people do what they do before shooting a free throw? Do you ever where that ritual came from? Coming from someone who played basketball my whole life, I had my own little ritual. I would bounce the ball three times, roll the ball between my hands, bend my knees twice, then shoot the ball. I don’t know why I did it, but it worked and it felt right.
A lot of NBA players have and had some pretty interesting pre free throw rituals. My personal favorite happens to be Jeff Hornacek stroking his hand on his face before taking the shot.
What is your favorite ritual? Comment your favorite!
And while you’re thinking about it, take a look back at some of these interesting pre free throw rituals!