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How to shoot a basketball

A guide on the proper mechanics of shooting a basketball

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These steps do not require a basketball hoop, but it is recommended you shoot into a hoop instead of shooting without one.

note: always keep the ball in your "shooting pocket"

note: always keep the ball in your "shooting pocket"

Step 1: grip the ball with your strong hand on top

Step 1: grip the ball with your strong hand on top

Step 2: line up your fingers to the ball seams

Step 2: line up your fingers to the ball seams

Step 3: bring the ball to the release point

Step 3: bring the ball to the release point

Step 4:  release by flicking your wrist towards the basket

Step 4: release by flicking your wrist towards the basket

Step 5: Remember to always bend your legs and jump while shooting

Step 5: Remember to always bend your legs and jump while shooting

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  • A basketball
  • A basketball hoop