New York Times, Korean style free throw analysis article…Local basketball fans are also interested In the beginning, Kim Hyun-jun and Moon Kyung-eun “At that time, if you shoot with the backboard, people will call you ‘cheeky.’”
Jeon Seong-hyun throws a free throw
Free throws that hit the backboard can be said to be KBL’s unique culture.This is a fact that even the New York Times, a leading American daily, acknowledged.
On the 1st, the New York Times reported, ‘Only on the backboard…An article from Seoul titled ‘Why do some Korean players love bank shots’ focused on the ‘bank shot culture’ unique to Korean basketball.
The phenomenon of players with a strong shooting ability using the backboard, such as 1st place Choi Seong-won (Cheong Kwan-jang, 91.4%) in free throw success rate in the 2023-2024 season, 3rd place Lee Jae-do (LG, 89.2%), and 5th place Jeon Seong-hyun (85.7%), is observed by the American basketball world, the home country. It’s amazing.
In the United States, the so-called ‘barrel shot‘, which cuts through the rim without even grazing the net while drawing a flowing parabola, is recognized as the ideal shot.
In fact, in 2016, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Poppervich, the NBA’s all-time winningest coach, diagnosed that players avoid bank shots because they are not attractive in appearance.
Eric Fawcett, an analyst based in Canada, said that it is an interesting phenomenon that players with a success rate of over 80% throw all their free throws as bank shots. He posted a KBL video on his It was early September last year.
Later that month, the ‘Korean-style free throw’ was discussed in earnest on popular local basketball analysis YouTube accounts, and it went viral.
The New York Times cited research by North Carolina State University professor Larry Silverberg and analyzed that such free throws may have a higher success rate.In 2011, Professor Silverberg and his team used computer simulations to show that, in a controlled environment, free throw bank shots had a 20% advantage over regular shots.
Kyeong-eun Moon, the KBL game manager, during his active days
The researchers claim that the elasticity of the ball after hitting the backboard is greatly reduced, making it relatively advantageous to control the trajectory of the shot.
The origins of this free throw are the late Kim Hyeon-jun, former Seoul Samsung coach and KBL game manager Moon Kyeong-eun, who are well known by the nickname ‘Electronic Shooter’.Star players of the older generation, such as Lee Chung-hee, vice president of the Korea Basketball Association, shot free throws in the standard manner.
Director Moon took the lead in ‘popularizing’ the free throws that former coach Kim first introduced and absorbed them into his own style.Afterwards, the general opinion is that Korea’s unique free throw culture was established as several players, including Seong-Hyun Jeon, imitated the playing style of Director Moon, who was his childhood idol.
Director Moon, who was Korea’s representative shooter during his active years, said in a phone call with Yonhap News on the 6th, “I was a player who moved and threw 3 points, but when I ran around like crazy and threw a free throw, the shot was always long. To the point where I had to cut off my arm movements in the middle. “I had a lot of worries because of this,” he said looking back.
Director Moon said, “I am confident that I can hit the left and right, but I have a problem with distance, so Hyunjun said, ‘Use the backboard.’ At that time, barrel shots were the rule, so if you hit the backboard, people would say, ‘What is that guy?’ and ‘He’s arrogant.’ “A sound came out,” he explained. 카지노사이트존