How to Shoot a Basketball

This is how you learn to shoot a basketball! If you don't already know how to.

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Step 1: Step 1

Hold the basketball with the hand that you write with on top and the opposite hand on the side of the ball.

Step 2: Step 2

Hold the ball in that same position in the air in front of your head.

Step 3: Step 3

Jump straight in the air holding the ball that way.

Step 4: Step 4

Release the ball by rising the hand that you wite with and flick that same hand in the air while holding your opposite hand in the same position.

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    9 Discussions


    8 years ago on Step 4

    say that it's good to spin the ball backwards when shooting so it goes in easier


    10 years ago on Introduction

    it all takes practice, all you other readers i started off with the ball alnding on the floor about 3ft away from my shoot point too, but i have stuck at it, and now i can hit from about 2ft outside the 3pt arc. just keep trying.


    10 years ago on Step 4

    You didnt say how to be Accurate.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    i know how to shoot b-ball, so it makes sense to me. but, if anyone reads this and they are actually trying to learn how to shoot, it won't work. poor instructable.


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    haha thats hilarious ur does just fall to the floor...i think he should add to actually throw it using that technique