Inevitably at some point this season and in seasons past, an NBA player will miss a wide open three. A good shooter will miss a wide open three. The broadcaster, fumbling for an excuse as to why such a great shooter and player would miss what amounts ot a relatively easy shot, will inevitably say the player was too wide open.
Perhaps there is some psychology to this. NBA players after all are used to quick closeouts in the midst of games and rarely have the luxury to line everything up just so. All of a sudden, the extra time from a truly wide open shot allows thoughts to creep in that can ultimately throw off a shot.
The goal for many teams remains to get players as many open shots as possible, but still open shots will be missed.
Miami Heat players may be taking it a little too far. After all, one of the reasons Ray Allen, Rashard Lewis and Shane Battier signed in Miami was to take advantage of the attention that defenses would give to LeBron James and Dwyane Wade's cons...