- Dec 22, 2002
I figured it was something as simple as "I'll get laughed at." Kinda sad, really. They are getting laughed at anyway.There's a this American Life about this (quick google says it's episode 590, "choosing wrong" https://www.thisamericanlife.org/590/choosing-wrong).
I haven't listened to it in a while but if memory serves it's about how mechanically it makes more sense to shoot FTs underhanded and specifically describes Wilt Chamberlin using that strategy briefly with great success. The theme of the episode is people knowingly making the wrong choice so as you can imagine it concludes with Wilt and other poor FT shooters whom the technique is suggested to choosing not to do it because it's "granny shooting" and they don't want to be embarrassed .