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  • How do you shoot a basketball with your hands?

  • Upon catching the basketball or raising up into a shot, players must be able to quickly adjust their hands to the correct positions on the basketball. The shooting hand must be under/behind the basketball and the balance hand should be on the side of the basketball.

  • How hard is it to shoot during a basketball game?

  • Shooting during the pressure of a game is a little harder than doing it by yourself in your backyard, since you have to catch passes, dodge steals and be aware of the strategy your coach and the other players expect you to employ. However, if you practice the right form and develop good muscle memory, you’ll be racking up the points in no time.

  • How do you know if you shot the basketball correctly?

  • As you release the ball, your guiding hand should move to lightly touch your shooting arm just below the wrist. Roll the ball off your fingertips toward the basket. You can tell whether you shot it properly by looking at the backspin; if the lines of the basketball spin symmetrically, you positioned the ball properly.

  • Why do basketball players shoot the ball left and right?

  • Some players flick the ball with their thumb on the guide hand when shooting the basketball. This will cause serious problems for the shooter and the ball will often spray left and right. It’s tough enough to judge the distance, yet add another factor of left and right into the equation.