A “Basketball Dunk” article by: Zachary Thompson
Well, there are a few things one needs to keep in mind when you start dunking a basketball.
One is to remember there is a lot more to the game than just the dunk.
And not to spend too much time on learning how to dunk.
Even though it’s fun and can be addicting.
But some good things about dunking a basketball are:
– When it’s done during the game and you’re the one doing the basketball dunk, there are fewer things that’ll feel as great as that.
– It gets your fans and teammates into the game and even more importantly, it gets you into the game
– It can be a big confidence booster for you and a morale buster for those you’re playing against.
If you’re athletic enough and good at dunking a basketball any which way you want, then I doubt you need to read this. But for others it takes time and practice.
The best thing to do to become a better basketball dunker is to work your legs. This helps more then just dunking. Running hills and jumping rope helps a lot. There are several different things you can do. I suggest finding out what leg workout works best for you.
Don’t spend too much time working on dunking a basketball. About 10 attempts after each workout or practice is all you need. It’s addicting, I know. But try to make basketballdunking a part of your game rather then just for showing off while shooting around.
Some like to jump off one leg and others like to jump off two. One leg is better for fast breaks and it helps you use your momentum a lot better.
Two legs are better for post players who only take one dribble most of the time. When doing post moves, this will help you go to the basket stronger.
When you jump, always think ‘JUMP’, and jump as high as you can. Don’t always try to hang on the rim. Just putting it down helps a lot. A lot of basketball dunks are missed because guys try to hang on the rim to show off.
Most people who can dunk will do it with one hand. I like the two handed basketball dunk better because I have more control over the ball. This is something that’s really just personal and there’s no real orthodox way of dunking a basketball.
To sum it up, dunking is not all there is about basketball. It’s just a part of the game and only has been for a short time.
Dunking a basketball can help your game out and it can make your game worse.
But it does help your confidence out to know you can do it whenever you want.
Just practice and watch how others might do it. Try to learn from the best. But, most of all, work on the other parts of your game and just slowly bring dunking into yours.
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