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07:05 AM ET 08.19 | Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond shot under 40 percent from the free throw line this past year, but don't expect him to significantly change his approach to life at the stripe. ESPN writer Ethan Sherwood Strauss pleaded with Drummond last Friday to start shooting free throws under-handed like Hall of Famer Rick Barry did in the 1970s. "If your free throw shooting doesn't improve like Joe Dumars hopes it will, please consider shooting them underhand. Of all the players who have been in this position, you're uniquely suited to the dramatic style change," Strauss wrote." ... This prompted Drummond to respond Saturday afternoon on Twitter: "Let me make this clear.... I'm not shooting free throws underhand.. #Relax"

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August 19, 2013  08:02 AM ET

Relax! No way this is devastating news!

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August 19, 2013  08:50 AM ET

Underhand will never work for the big men. It takes more concentration and skill that's why there was only 1 guy that was successful.

August 19, 2013  09:22 AM ET

Hopefully he practices the underhand in the arcades where he wouldn't be noticed.

August 19, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

FT's are for losers.....Its only one point.....no big deal

Yet all the greats make a living from there. Half their points on a nightly basis come from the charity stripe.

August 19, 2013  09:47 AM ET

Be Like Dwight, Bro?

August 19, 2013  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

FT's are for losers.....Its only one point.....no big deal

How many games are lost by one, two or three points? smh...

August 19, 2013  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Yet all the greats make a living from there.

Half their points on a nightly basis come from the charity stripe.

You Sir, lack the ability to appreciate SARCASM!!!!!

August 19, 2013  10:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

How many games are lost by one, two or three points? smh...

You, too (see previous post)!

August 19, 2013  11:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

You Sir, lack the ability to appreciate SARCASM!!!!!

Most do, most do!

August 19, 2013  11:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

How many games are lost by one, two or three points? smh...

Sensing sarcasm isn't your strong suit, is it?

August 19, 2013  01:04 PM ET

This will be the least of Pistons worries this season given they have head cases in Smith and Jennings. Can't wait for the Mo-Drama!!!

 
August 19, 2013  03:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Sensing sarcasm isn't your strong suit, is it?

With jgb you never know. Error on the side of caution?

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