February 13, 2013, 2:09 pm
Rick Barry is a NBA Hall of Famer and one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History and he is one of the best shooters to ever step foot on a basketball floor. He joined Chad on Flight 750 Wednesday to discuss his illustrious career and to talk about his unique free throw shot.
Barry says it does not make sense why players who struggle from the foul line don’t give the underhanded granny shot a try.
“It’s very frustrating to me to watch it, mainly because it’s the only part of the game of basketball where you can be selfish and still help your team. It’s just a matter of taking pride in what you’re doing and working on the technique and the fundamental skills of whatever it is you’re trying to do. And I would think that you would try anything within reason to become a better free throw shooter because it’s again helping your team.”
Barry also said it was because of his father that began shooting underhanded.
“I’ll be honest, because the girls shot them that way, I didn’t want to shoot them that way because everybody would make fun of me. But what I found out was, if you’re making them, they can’t make fun of you.”
And finally, Barry talked about how he got the nickname, “The Miami Greyhound.”
I was used to playing in such an up-tempo style. I got to play with a great point guard who loved to get assists. That was Guy Rodgers…In my rookie year I just got out and I ran all the time. So since I came from the University of Miami, they called me the Miami Greyhound.”
Take a listen to the interview and be on the lookout for the new Breakaway shoe by Ektio. It’s going serious limit the possibility for serious ankle injury.