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An Anatomy of the Swish: NBA Superstars and Their Shots

Published by on May 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Basketball is a complex game. You've got X's and O's, high screens and the low post, halfcourt sets and full court presses. But the most important thing at the end of the day is putting the ball in the basket. Assists, rebounds, steals, all are nice, but they don't get put on the scoreboard. Dominant scorers of all sizes have filled the NBA. Whether a fearless slasher like D-Wade, an outside sniper like Peja Stojakavic, or a low post machine like Tim Duncan, there are many ways to score points. But every point has something in common. It happens when the ball breaks the plane of the basket, into the net, falling to the ground. And there is no sweeter way to score a point that with a swish. Possibly the greatest example of onomatopoe...

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