Remember when Greivis Vasquez hit that crazy one-handed leaning three-pointer that sent Tuesday’s game in to double overtime? It was a day ago, so I hope so. But anyway, I think we can all agree that that was an insane, once-in-a-lifetime kind of shot. You know, because most three bombs are shot with two hands.
Well, we’re wrong. Greivis Vasquez makes that shot all the time. In fact, he’s intentionally added it to his offensive repertoire. From the D.C. Sports Bog:
“It was a good shot,” he told reporters. “You practice that when you’re on the court by yourself. Every time I work out with Biggie — Damon Stoudamire — before we start working out I work on those type of shots. Today it was me, it was mine, and it got us to [double] overtime, but it wasn’t good enough to get the win that we wanted.”
Ha. Sure. He “practices” that shot regularly. Definitely true. Normal part of all NBA practices. Right after 3-on-2, 2-on-1 is the one-hand leaners drill. Very important to master that shot. You never know when you’re going to need to drain one in a playoff series.
Of course, by “practice” he probably means “messing around shooting wacky shots,” which is something everyone does anytime they’re on a basketball court. That is such an integral part being in a gym that someone turned it in to H-O-R-S-E, then taught it to all of our dads. I don’t necessarily know that taking zany shots for fun is really practicing, but let’s let him have his moment.
However, I guess it is possible that Greivis Vasquez really does spend time working on his one-handed three-pointers that are shot around a guy. If that’s the case, then he’s more prepared than we could ever know and was probably a Boy Scout as a kid. Someone check his badges so we can get to the bottom of this important mystery.