Watching DeAndre Jordan take free throws got me thinking about the Malcolm Gladwell idea of 10,000 hours of practice it takes to get really good at something. A number of basketball players simply have trouble making free throws, seemingly the most easy part of the game. I doubt Jordan, or Shaq, or Rondo, or any of these guys who can't make free throws practice any less than guys who have no trouble making 65-75%. I just think they aren't very good at it no matter how hard they try or practice. I guess the Greeks would call it a fatal flaw. Maybe Gladwell can take that up in his next book.
Other playoff thoughts:
1. New Orleans stinks, even if Anthony Davis is good.
2. The Clippers have a chance to beat the Spurs if their defense continues to be this strong throughout the series.