Art of Shooting: A Tribute to Ray Allen’s Jumpshot

David Astramskas, David AstramskasAbout the Author
Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.

| July 20th, 2015 | 23,709 Views

What’s more beautiful in the NBA than Ray Allen’s jumpshot and don’t say the Victoria Secret model that’s with (correction – was with) Marko Jaric?  In my opinion, nothing.  So I thought it would be cool to do a tribute to the prettiest thing in basketball by stating some cool research data about Ray Allen and 3 point shooting, then showing a few videos of the moving masterpiece in action.

Enjoy and go practice some jumpers afterwards.

  • The ideal angle for a 3 pointer is 48 degrees
  • It takes .73 seconds for Ray to get a shot off
  • Ray’s apex when he releases a shot is almost 9 ft off the ground
  • Ray’s backspin includes 2 rotations per second

54pts (8 3 pointers) against the Jazz

8 3-pointers against the Knicks

Ray Allen becomes the 3 point king



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