Found October 15, 2012 on
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...
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MIAMI Once a year, the NBA holds a 3-point contest featuring some of the best shooters in the world.
As for the Miami Heat, they have one of those nearly every day.
Miami players regularly have contests after practice. If you didnt know better, youd think it was the NBA event during All-Star Weekend.
The Heat feature two players who have won the All-Star contest in Ray Allen...
MIAMI The trip was going smoothy until former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning got up before a crowd at a game and said, Ni hao, Beijing.
The problem was the Heat were playing in Shanghai.
Thankfully, even though there is a Beijing-Shanghai rivalry, an international incident was avoided. The fans in China at least appreciated Mourning, now a Heat vice president, for using the Mandarin...
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The Miami Heat say they're thrilled to be home from China. They'll be happier when they know what time it is.
After a week abroad, the Heat went back to work in their home gym on Tuesday - with players still dealing with the aftereffects of time-zone travel. LeBron James says he's waking up around 3:45 a.m., Dwyane Wade angered his dogs by getting them up at 4 a.m.,...
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The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Miami Heat 99-89 Sunday in the second of two exhibition games played in China, this one taking place at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai.
L.A.'s DeAndre Jordan led all scorers with 18 points, while Blake Griffin pitched in with 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Clippers.
LeBron James and Chris Bosh were the leading scorers for the Heat...