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This is not how to shoot a free throw. This is not even close to how to shoot a free throw.

The next time you see Dwight Howard missing a bunch down the stretch or remember just how bad it was when Shaquille O’Neal strolled to the line, turn to this video and take solace. Appalachian State's Brian Okam had a better chance of getting his ball into the rafters than getting it near the hoop.

It’s sort of like when a pitcher winds up and then loses control of the ball, except — except, who knows. Plenty of players can’t shoot, but this is something else.

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