A small tweak to LeBron's game

The NBA's best player can get better at the charity stripe

Updated: June 27, 2012, 2:17 PM ET
By David Thorpe | ESPN Insider
LeBron JamesNathaniel S. Butler/Getty ImagesLeBron James is a good free throw shooter, but becoming a great one requires some small changes.

Does the best player in the world actually have anything to improve?

Yes, the reigning regular-season and Finals MVP can indeed grow into an even more destructive force on the basketball court, even with a title in hand. If you compare just the 2011-12 season with previous seasons, James has displayed the work ethic and talent to add skills to his game. So how can he take his game to yet another level?

This two-part series will examine two facets of LeBron James' game -- shooting and free throws -- that if improved even slightly could translate into increased production. The first part tackles shooting, including 3-point shooting, and offers a technical breakdown of what James can do to improve. This installment deals with how James can improve his free throw shooting.


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