Los Angeles Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan is a pretty horrific free throw shooter. You know that, he knows that, people who hardly watch the NBA know that at this point.
Only Pistons center Andre Drummond was worse at the charity stripe last season. Drummond (35.9 percent) is once again sparing Jordan from hitting the bottom this year (42.5 percent).
Meanwhile Jordan’s Clippers teammate J.J. Redick, one of the league’s best shooters, has a theory why Jordan is so dreadful at the line: Maybe he’s actually a righty.
“I’ve tried for the last two years to convince him to shoot free throws right-handed,” Redick told the OC Register last week. “I really have. He jumps off his left foot, which is how most right-handed people jump. Their left foot is their dominant foot. He shoots every single jump hook, and tonight, running hook, with his right hand. He finishes around the basket with his right hand."
“I honestly think that, I’m the only left-handed person in my family, so that’s kind of weird," Jordan said. "And I think they tried to make me do a bunch of stuff right-handed early and now I’m just OK at both of them.”
Clearly his family wasn’t trying to turn him into a relief pitcher because he’d be much better served as a lefty.
"Don’t f—ing airball it!" Jordan says he’s thought to himself at the line. "I don’t want to be on Shaqtin’ A Fool."