The Art Of the Midrange Jumper Is All But Gone in The NBA

Posted: 28th September 2009 by Steven Resnick in NBA
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I got into an interesting little argument about the fundamentals of basketball after a list came out of the top 10 fundamentally challenged players in the NBA. Although, I may have exaggerated on certain things there is the truth that the mid-range game of players is pretty much gone. There's a quoteáby Pete Newell who arguablyáwas the greatest contributor to basketball that applies to today'sáNBA players and that quote is "Players today have increased physical skills, but basketball skills have diminished." Look atáLebron James, DwyaneáWade, andáKobe Bryantá for example they all use their physical abilities to their advantage. Yet,áWade and Bryantáhave their athleticism and Jamesáhas his strength as well as athleticism. Each one uses those physical traits to get to the rim and ...

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