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    I've noticed this for a while. When play stops the Raptors (mostly Amir) always try to prevent an opponents shot from getting to the hoop. Can anyone explain this to me? Is it to prevent them from gaining confidence from seeing there shot go in? Do other teams do it?

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    Lots of guys do this throughout the league.
    I look at it as being the mentality that "you will never score on my basket as long as I'm on the floor."
    I like it a lot. Shows a certain toughness.
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    its def to not allow someone to see their shot go in imo.. its all a shooter needs to get going

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    Considering most people shoot under 50% wouldn't it be better to let him likely see his shot miss? I realize they're shooting % is in game and maybe much higher when there's no pressure but still it's likely 50/50 right?
    I do like it, though. Kinda like they're denying the satisfaction of taking his shot, like when the ref denied Amir the chance to touch the ball between foul shots and he lost his cool.

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    Quote AlienOverlord wrote: View Post
    Considering most people shoot under 50% wouldn't it be better to let him likely see his shot miss? I realize they're shooting % is in game and maybe much higher when there's no pressure but still it's likely 50/50 right?
    I do like it, though. Kinda like they're denying the satisfaction of taking his shot, like when the ref denied Amir the chance to touch the ball between foul shots and he lost his cool.
    why not make it a 100% chance that he misses? he will see it miss no matter what.. has the same effect even if he knew it was going in..

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    KG innovated this lol


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    I dunno if he started it but he is the first one I remember seeing do it back in the day too

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    It's also a dick maneuver to get inside peoples head. If someone takes the time to shoot after the whistle and it's goal-tended it can be very frustrating and make you angry, which is also the point, to get you off your game. At least for Garnett.

    Also, if you want to take it to the extreme do it Russell Westbrook style... he blocked the Nugget's Mascot's half court attempt twice
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