Free Throw: 7 Steps to Success at the Free Throw Line

Everyone knows Steph Curry shoots 90 percent at the free-throw line. But not everyone knows that it is possible to shoot 100 percent. The world record for consecutive free throws was set in 1993 by a 71-year-old retired podiatrist, who made 2,750 in a row (quitting after 12 hours only because the gym was closing). In 1996, Dr. Tom Amberry wrote a book—Free Throw—sharing his techniques, and given the fact that he just passed away, I decided to put his teachings to the test. His secret has to do with repetition and ritual. He says the free throw is a “gift” that if exploited can add several W’s to a team’s record. He promises anyone who applies his approach will see their percentage rise 15 percent in the first two weeks. True for me: I went from 40/100 (don’t laugh) to 52/100 average, and most recently shot a previously unthinkable 68 percent (and I have to retrieve my own ball!). Take that, Shaq! Order a copy from Amazon for as little as 1 cent.