Top Five: Ugliest Shooting Styles in Basketball
Take out the good, the bad, and just leave out the ugly because that is all you are going to see in this slideshow.
There are good shooting forms out there in the world of basketball. You could take notes on sharp shooters like Michael Jordan, Reggie Miller, Larry Bird, Ray Allen, or Kobe Bryant to name a few.
Sounding to a beat of a different drum are the players I'm about to introduce.
Side Note: Please don't mimic any of these players forms. Just something to keep in mind.
No.5 Bill Cartwright
Bill Cartwright was actually a pretty decent free throw shooter in college. Shooting a solid 73.4 percent during his career in college ball. He was a third overall draft pick and a three-time NBA champion with the Bulls.
But his free throw form is just so unique to put it in kinder words.
No.4 Shawn Marion
The matrix is a four-time NBA All-Star, a Bronze Medalist in the Olympics, and he takes on the form of a kangaroo trying to shoot a basketball when he's shooting a jumpshot.
Even more odd than his unorthodox shot is the fact he actually makes it.
No.3 Chuck Hayes
He gets paid $1,936,000 a year to rebound, and defend. He does not get paid to shoot free throws.
Last season he averaged a poor 36.8 percent from the charity line. Adding insult to injury, his shooting form is one of the most ugliest shots in NBA history.
No.2 Luara Harper
She is a WNBA player that uses one arm to shoot her free throws. At least she makes it some of the time.
If it works for her then I guess it's too late to change her form. No matter how "weird" it looks.
No.1 Rick Barry
The one and only "granny" shot from one of the 50 Greatest Players in history.
Video of Rick teaching his unique form: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bqa-Hw0TpY
Honorable Mention: Shaquille O'Neal
Shaq is one of the worst free throw shooters in history. Last season he broke the 5,000 missed free throws barrier.
His shooting form isn't that great either.
Honorable Mention: Monta Ellis
Okay his shooting form is pretty solid. But what he did to his teammates and his opponents during one of his free throw attempts is just too funny to leave out.
I had to add him into this list.