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Even the worst free throw shooters can start making their shots count
THE MOST MADDENING CHOKE in all of sports is surely the missed free throw. Batters who strike out usually face pitchers who can throw 90 mph; a receiver who flubs a catch often has a defensive back draped all over him. But to make a free throw, you need only to sink a shot you've made 27 kajillion times before, with no opponent in your face. Yet some players continue to agonize fans with their charity-stripe clangs.
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ESPN The Magazine: March 19, 2012