Blake Griffin gets a ton of flak for his poor shooting and his Shaq-esque shooting from the free throw line, especially since he shot less than 60% from the charity stripe last season.
Yeah, he’s pretty crappy from that free throw line and he knows it.
Champs: Missing free throws must make you [...] crazy.
Griffin: Yea, it’s mental for me. Because I can go into a practice gym by myself and hit like — if I shoot 100 I can hit like 85, you know? Which … is 85 percent! Then get into games and shoot 50 or 60. Towards the end I shot a little better in the playoffs you know I think I shot like 75.
Champs: You’re not a head case.
Griffin: No, but that’s what’s weird about it. I don’t know. I think I’ve turned the corner though. [Radio announcer voice] Tune in to Season 3 and find out!
You know what happened one time we were up pretty big it was like the fourth quarter we had already come out or started to come out and you know how they do those “make a layup, make a free throw, make a 3 win $1,000?”
This guy comes out and the lady interviewed him and she’s like, “OK, you ready to get going?”
And the guy’s like, “Hey Blake, this is how you make a free throw!”
On the mike, into the whole arena. But you couldn’t really hear real well and no one was booing, everyone was kind of like, “Alright …”
He makes his little layup, goes to the free throw line and misses every single free throw and then time expires. And I looked at him like, “Yeah … now you know what I’m dealing with.”
What did we learn from above beside the fact that free throw shooting is mental for Blake he’s funny?
He knows math.