Saturday, March 29, 2008

Don't ignore your teammates at the foul line

Wow. Just watch the video. (I came across this awhile ago, but hadn't gotten around to posting it.)

I used to think the whole "slap hands with the free throw shooter" thing was a little odd, but over the years I've started to come around to the notion that the way its done (naturally, seeming forced, or not at all) seems to reflect larger issues of team cohesiveness. I don't know why I have that impression, but it developed at some point over the years from watching lots of basketball games.

That being the case, what does it mean about a team when the free throw shooter needs to make up imaginary people with whom to slap hands? Ouch.

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