Monday, April 20, 2015

10,000 Hours

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.

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