DeAndre Jordan: Fans who question his devotion to improving free throws are ‘idiots’
DeAndre Jordan, a career 43 percent free-throw shooter, is shooting 39 percent from the line this season. Via Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles TImes:
“Yeah, I’m aware of it, but I also work on it,” Jordan said. “I could understand it if I just didn’t work on my free-throw shooting and I’m just going out there and saying, ‘I just hope they go in.’ That’s what people don’t understand.
“They’re like, ‘You should work on your free-throw shooting.’ What the [heck] you think I’m doing? That’s why I think some people are idiots. … Do they think we really go out there — me or Dwight Howard or whoever — do you think we go out there and just try to miss them?”
But at a certain point, the proof is in the pudding. Maybe Jordan works hard at the line, but does he work smartly? Until his free-throw percentage rises, it’s not idiotic to question his training methods.