Kragthorpe: Mehmet Okur occupies sweet spot in Jazz history
By Kurt Kragthorpe
Published Dec 22, 2011 08:15PM MDT
His shooting stroke never would be labeled a quick release. That long, slow, drawn-from-the-holster motion that Mehmet Okur perfected from his signature spot at the left angle, with his toes on the 3-point line, is the reason I loved watching him launch the ball in key moments of home games.
That style of delivery gave the EnergySolutions Arena crowd enough time to build this audible buzz of anticipation as Okur took aim and fired and the ball floated toward the basket. And then, bedlam.
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