Deandre Jordan's SECRET! How To Shoot 81% FREE THROWS

  • Published: 01 November 2018
  • Deandre Jordan is a career 44% free throw shooter, so his huge improvement this season to a whopping 81% from the foul line is astonishing. And I’m gonna show you exactly why that is.
    WHat up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
    There are improvements in both the physical as well as the mental approach to the shooting of Deandre Jordan.
    Let’s start with the far more interesting thing. His psychological preparation.
    He has a whole routine and It all begins from the moment that he gets fouled. He immediately wants to touch the ball or kinda get a fake shot in the air so that he has a feel for it. He does this every time. Right here, after the whistle, he chases Ingles, but the ref gets the ball first. And you can see him here, Deandre Jordan is fighting with him to touch it.
    And just another example before we move on with the routine. As he gets fouled right here, he remembers that he needs to touch the ball, and heads back, gets a feel for it, before he shoots the free throws.
    And as he is on the line I noticed something extremely interesting. He is actually trying to get into a rhythm by talking to his teammates before the shot. From what I can tell he is asking them who you got, or who you guard. Referring to defense. And his teammates would point to the player that’s their matchup.
    Being there on the line, it’s the most unimportant question that he could ask, especially on the first shot.
    So in my opinion this has a sole purpose of relaxing his mind and relieving the pressure.
    And again, he does does on every free throw. Asking each teammate in the paint before each of his 2 free throws. And they are obviously in on this. They reply they are always involved. This had to have been a topic of discussion.
    But hey it works as he was able to knock down 2 big free throws late in the fourth quarter against the Timberwolves.
    The one change in the form if you will, or the physical approach, is the fact that now his left leg is way more in front compared to earlier in his career where he would have it more parallel to the other. My guess is that it serves as a little bit of a guide for a straight line shot.
    But, It’s so amusing to see that even big time players that get paid millions of dollars can get mental blocks and need quirky little routines to be able to go through it.
    But I love the dedication from Deandre Jordan and I love that it’s finally paying off for him. He’s been working on his free throws for quite a long time, trying to stop the awful Hacking thing , so for his sake, and for us the fans, I’m glad that he is shooting his free throws at a high level.
    You know that he has a softer shot when he’s getting favorable bounces like these.
    Do I think that Deandre Jordan will be able to keep up this pace? Most likely not, but it sure seems like this is going to be a career best season from the line and it’s not even going to be close.
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Comments • 729

  • Nicholas Anane Frimpong
    Nicholas Anane Frimpong  2 months back

    The Vudu magic fortune teller told em to touch the ball b4 a free throw😂.... that's one magical shit

    • Za03_aye
      Za03_aye  4 months back

      Left foot in front on the free throw nail. It's on every normal park/gym court.

      • Florence Judiel Rafael
        Florence Judiel Rafael  5 months back

        Nice observation

        • fenderstratguy
          fenderstratguy  5 months back

          1:50 When a player's feet are at an angle, with his shoulders are angled, his SHOOTING ARM can be perfectly aimed at the basket.
          I used to suck at free throws, so I started practicing them a few hours a week, for months.
          I watched how Kobe Bryant lines up his shots. I noticed Kobe would turn his body until his upper arm (the line from his shoulder to his elbow) was aimed right straight down the target line. If he was facing too much to the right, he'd spin in the air until his upper arm lined up, and only then would he release the ball.
          His feet were ALWAYS angled on every shot he took, and he shot 83.7% from the line, career.
          So I angled my feet just like Kobe Bryant does, and voila! My arm immediately lined up straight. That's when I finally I started hitting free throws (17 in a row was my best back then).

          • B Dog
            B Dog  5 months back

            What up erybody

            • D
              D  5 months back

              We’re in some weird times, nets in the playoffs, and Deandre shooting 81%

              • Redbean 26
                Redbean 26  5 months back

                Hmmm... Practice i think helps...

                • Trey VanHauen
                  Trey VanHauen  5 months back

                  I’m laughing at the 3-18 score

                  • TK Beatz
                    TK Beatz  5 months back

                    Your content is just amazing love watching them and you can tell the amount of effort you put into it and you love doing it. Respect bro

                    • MANIAC ML
                      MANIAC ML  5 months back

                      Dirk teached him Lmao

                      • Mark Caguioa
                        Mark Caguioa  5 months back

                        Great observation man

                        • 9some
                          9some  5 months back

                          fucking interesting dude!
                          where fuck you get this shit?

                          • Myles Land
                            Myles Land  6 months back

                            Bro I would’ve never caught that great video and channel even better content 👍🏻

                            • Agua Menti
                              Agua Menti  6 months back

                              There's too much going on for just shooting a free throw

                              • BIG UNCLE G SKUNK XXL
                                BIG UNCLE G SKUNK XXL  6 months back

                                You are the batman of nba content!!! Greatest detective of all time

                                • TS99 Forever
                                  TS99 Forever  6 months back

                                  1:40 look at the guy showing the heart sign😂😂😂😂

                                  • KhaeL Dukie
                                    KhaeL Dukie  6 months back

                                    Wow! Now i know

                                    • Ambi Dextrose
                                      Ambi Dextrose  6 months back

                                      And people are mad about Gilbert Arenas missing the two free throws that would have them defeat Lebron James & the Cavaliers back in 06.

                                      • Jacob Hensley
                                        Jacob Hensley  6 months back

                                        My shot is similar to his, I was a bad shooter when I had my feet parallel and after I put one foot in front of the other I became a really good shooter,

                                        • javadergs
                                          javadergs  7 months back

                                          Mavs trained him well with his FT. As a Mavs fan, I like him there. Mavs never really had a dominant center. Too bad they traded him.

                                          • Victor Prat
                                            Victor Prat  7 months back

                                            He change his rythm, now from the knees to the fingers its just one move, like a wave, before he made 2 stages movement. Before he shot almost just with his wrist he release the ball, now you can tell and is very evident that his movement has become much more fluid. Good for jordan...

                                            • Thanos Chungus
                                              Thanos Chungus  7 months back

                                              Wait this is beyond illegal.

                                              • Ritvik Dutta
                                                Ritvik Dutta  7 months back

                                                Pretty nice observation.

                                                • Frag Out
                                                  Frag Out  7 months back

                                                  I hate this guys voice

                                                  • Nathan Boss
                                                    Nathan Boss  7 months back


                                                    • Nathan Boss
                                                      Nathan Boss  7 months back

                                                      Observant skills bruh👍😉

                                                      • fOrTnItE_203 Momo
                                                        fOrTnItE_203 Momo  7 months back

                                                        Lmao he better then zo 😂😂

                                                        • Jarvis Lacy
                                                          Jarvis Lacy  7 months back

                                                          The Dallas Mavericks has always had the best free throw shooting coaches for the last 25 years

                                                          • Jarvis Lacy
                                                            Jarvis Lacy  7 months back

                                                            He can keep this up for the rest of his career people forget Karl Malone and Chris Webber was horrible from the free-throw line as well but then prove that he kept it up to the whole career so they can do it DeAndre Jordan can do it too

                                                            • Noxxiv
                                                              Noxxiv  7 months back

                                                              Upped his game after getting roasted by Jarrius Robertson

                                                              • Joachim Chuatico
                                                                Joachim Chuatico  7 months back

                                                                I think dirk thought him and he just added some more details to make the free throw

                                                                • Joachim Chuatico
                                                                  Joachim Chuatico  7 months back

                                                                  NBA coaches should watch this

                                                                  • thewordkeeper
                                                                    thewordkeeper  7 months back

                                                                    I haven't seen a turnaround like this since George Foreman with that 'I'm knockin' out everybody in the ring attitude' to I love all people.

                                                                    • Jacob Green
                                                                      Jacob Green  7 months back

                                                                      You are a god

                                                                      • Vincent Homo
                                                                        Vincent Homo  7 months back

                                                                        If someone from ESPN copy your idea and discussed it in national Tv without your consent,will it be illegal?

                                                                        • CoinOpTV
                                                                          CoinOpTV  7 months back

                                                                          guess we’ll see if his new teammates play along in NY

                                                                          • mp3 Basketball Gaming
                                                                            mp3 Basketball Gaming  8 months back

                                                                            See this is why I said the league doesn't need to change the rules to make it easier for the "hack a whomever" all Jordan needed to do was work on his free throws and they wouldn't hack him all the time.

                                                                            • Brave Fart
                                                                              Brave Fart  8 months back

                                                                              Lebron should learn from Deandre

                                                                              • Sammy GG
                                                                                Sammy GG  8 months back

                                                                                Nice video!

                                                                                • Timothy Mitchell
                                                                                  Timothy Mitchell  8 months back

                                                                                  Your respect, is all mine fam. Subbed

                                                                                  • Anjo Seb
                                                                                    Anjo Seb  8 months back

                                                                                    You and WackyJacky have the same voice.

                                                                                    • Antoine Cundiff
                                                                                      Antoine Cundiff  8 months back

                                                                                      Your an idiot

                                                                                      • Humble Flash
                                                                                        Humble Flash  8 months back

                                                                                        Good video

                                                                                        • B Dog
                                                                                          B Dog  8 months back

                                                                                          What up erybody

                                                                                          • ThePsychoticBallers
                                                                                            ThePsychoticBallers  8 months back

                                                                                            He averages 70 dip

                                                                                            • Tanner Broyles
                                                                                              Tanner Broyles  8 months back

                                                                                              Mavs = Best shooting coaches in the NBA

                                                                                              • High Priest Maddox
                                                                                                High Priest Maddox  8 months back

                                                                                       Brand New Inspired Work, 2019

                                                                                                • Hector Seve 007
                                                                                                  Hector Seve 007  8 months back

                                                                                                  A pointguard Fultz badly need to watch this and learn from a center DJ