Dwight Howard thinks he may have his free-throw shooting problem figured out.
Howard reportedly beat James Harden, a career 84.2 percent free-throw shooter, in an eyes-closed free-throw shooting contest, hitting 8-of-10 shots, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Howard is a career 57.7 percent free-throw shooter but says he hopes to shoot at least 75 percent this year and has been practicing shooting with his eyes closed.
"There is a guy who has the world record for most free throws made and he told me to do that drill and it's good for trusting your form," Howard said, according to the Houston Chronicle. "You can't see nothing, so you have to trust your form and trust that it goes in."
Yes, we realize these comments about shooting like this during games were made in jest, but it is interesting that Howard shot 8-of-10 from the free-throw line, regardless of the circumstance.
Hat tip to ESPN for the find.