Don’t know what type of program he follows, I’m sure it’s a great one though!
Not only is Dirk a GREAT shooter, he’s a GREAT scorer! Shooting is all in the wrist. Fingertip pushups I’m sure would help with ones snap of the wrist. Any type of lifting builds the wrist & forearms. Also triceps help too!
To be a great shooter you have to practice proper technique. You cannot shoot w/ the elbow out, that will be pushing the ball. Do not take the ball past your head, that will be throwing the ball & that’s a two motion shot. You want a one motion shot so you can have a quick release!
Some players can bring the ball back a little past their head, like Larry Bird. But remember! He was 6’9’’. The taller players can get away with that. 6’6’’ & under can not.
Also, here’s the difference between a good shooter & an outstanding shooter. When you bring the ball up ready to shoot, do you see the rim w/ 1 eye or 2 eyes? The good shooters are 1 eyed shooters & the outstanding ones are 2 eyed shooters!
Here’s how to test yourself to see which one you are. Your going up for your shot, stop before releasing the ball & hold that position! If your rt. handed close your left eye & if you see your wrist or ball in the way your a 1 eyed shooter. To become a 2 eyed shooter move the ball instead of in front of you to more on the rt. side of your body. Your depth perception is MUCH better when you have 2 eyes on the rim than one eye.
My dad taught me how to shoot & he’s the best shooter I’ve ever seen! It’s a God given gift & that one can improve on. He grew up in KY on a farm & he would play basketball all damn day. If you want to become an outatanding shooter you must practice all the time. Larry Bird use to practice in the rain! No wonder he became so good. If you can shoot in the rain & do well you can shoot really well when it’s not raining.
Also, if you want to become an outstanding long range bomber practice the NBA 3’s. Then when you go to the high school or college three it’s a piece of cake! But you must use proper form.
You know your shooting is improving when you can go out & hit 12-20 in a row. You have to build it up. Pete Maravich would go out & drill 20-25 shots in a row from 25 feet.
So don’t just do fingertip pushups, work your whole body, you get alot of your power from your legs when doing a jump shot, so build up your legs & upper body!
And when anyone wants a challenge come look me up in Naples Fl. Bring your wallet, cause I like to bet when I’m challenged. You can take your pick, me or my dad. Anyone?