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Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson has decided to switch his shooting hand from left to right, a move he’s been thinking about doing since last November, saying his right-handed shot has “better flow to it” and “[looks] smoother.”
According to Sportsnet Canada:
The burgeoning Canadian NBA star, a left-handed shooter for his entire basketball career, has decided to use his right hand to shoot jump shots and free throws.
The unusual – perhaps historic – switch has been months in the planning but had its competitive debut Thursday night in Canada’s 81-71 win over Jamaica in the first of two exhibition games between the two countries in advance of the 2013 FIBA Americas tournament.
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Tristan Thompson has decided to shoot with his right hand instead of his left.
“I was in Phoenix (last November) and I just started shooting right-handed and got a lot of compliments on it,” said Thompson, who’s nearly ambidextrous. “A week later when we got back to Cleveland and got one of the ball-boys to record me and I shot 100 jumpers with my left and 100 with my right...
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After looking through the annals of NBA history, I’ve never heard of an NBA player deciding to change his shooting hand until Cleveland Cavaliers Tristan Thompson decided to do so.
During his first two seasons in the NBA, Thompson shot with his left hand and to note his numbers, he shot 47.1% from the field and 58.6% from the free throw line.
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Cleveland Cavaliers third year forward Tristan Thompson has made a total makeover of his game, and he started from the bare roots with it.
Thompson is attempting an unprecedented move of going from left handed shooter to right handed shooter according to Fear The Sword.
“I think it’s the first time ever in NBA history,” Thompson said of the change, and he may be right.
When it comes to representing his country Tristan Thompson is determined to do things the right way.
The burgeoning Canadian NBA star a left-handed shooter for his entire basketball career has decided to use his right hand to shoot jump shots and free throws.
The unusual – perhaps historic – switch has been months in the planning but had its competitive debut Thursday...
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