Basketball free throws are like WW2 aviation: nobody uses the best technique

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I’m writing about the slow and uneven adoption of Standard Procedure Flying (SPF) during World War 2. SPF is  superior, especially for newer pilots (which was who fought the war from 1943 onward, after the experienced ones were killed). So why didn’t everyone use it?? Analogy: free throw percentages in basketball are higher with underhand throws; but nobody uses it! Rick Barry is a legend who used it; but not even his sons followed him.Barry makes free throws into a “standard procedure.”

Rick Barry free throw

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